Another Desert Lashes?
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 1 May 2017
Alice Springs trainer Lisa Lefoe won the $30,000 Inglis Red Centre 2YO Classic at Pioneer Park last year with Desert Lashes, who has gone on to stakes success, and won the race again on Monday with Iron Lotus.

TurffonteinTwo year-old Turffontein filly Iron Lotus bolted clear to win the 1200 metre sprint by nearly four lengths, her second win following a debut second in March.

Iron Lotus was sourced by Inglis from their VOBIS Gold Sale for the annual Red Centre Yearling Sale and was secured for just $5,000 from the Laceby Lodge draft.

Iron Lotus is the first winner for minor winning Bianconi (USA) mare Blazing Glory from the family of Group I winner Special Dane.

She has a way to go to emulate the success of her stablemate Desert Lashes, who is unbeaten with eight wins in as many starts highlighted by a last start victory in the Listed SAJC Redelva Stakes.

Iron Lotus is another handy winner for Turffontein, who stands at Blue Gum Farm at a fee of $8,800.

Race 3 - Inglis Red Centre 2yo Classic - 1200m
Class: Open. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:11.30. Sectional Time: 0:36.98 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $30,000 - 1st: $20,100 2nd: $4,800 3rd: $3,000.
 1   Iron Lotus T: Ms L Lefoe J: Ethan Brown
2f   Turffontein x Blazing Glory (Bianconi (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 3.8 That's Justified T: Terry Gillett J: C Spry
2g   Reward For Effort x Explobo (Success Express (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 4.6 Razor Racing T: Terry Gillett J: Ms S Altieri
2g   Spinning World (USA) x Races For Me (Racer's Edge )
Not Offered
 4 8.6 Sorry I Am Razor T: Terry Gillett J: R Vigar
2g   Snippetson x Egyptian Myth (NZ) (Woodborough (USA) )
 5 10.1 Razor Cut T: Terry Gillett J: W Kerford
2g   Time Thief x Defies (Refuse To Bend (IRE) )
 6 13.1 Palace Snip T: J W Peacock J: Matthew Hart
2g   Snippetson x Palace Archway (Archway (IRE) )
 7 16.6 Le Eithne T: Garry Lefoe J: Ms M Tyndall
2g   Skilled x Saloon Bar Girl (NZ) (Grosvenor (NZ) )
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