IT seems being in a horse that has a charity auction connection is a good omen.
Among the part-owners of Snitzel two-year-old Lipsync, which won well on debut on the Sunshine Coast cushion track, is Margaret Reed.
She bought a share in a horse donated by Kendrick Racing at a charity auction at Corbould Park late last year.
"She successfully bid on a share in another youngster but when that horse was injured and had to go to the paddock we offered to transfer her share into this horse," said trainer Stuart Kendrick.
"It has worked out well as she now has a share in quite a valuable filly by one of the hottest sires in the country," said Kendrick.
A year earlier, a share bought in a horse at the same charity auction ended up being subsequent listed winner Typing.
"We'll be offering a share in another horse at the next charity auction later this year,'' said Kendrick.
Lipsync's group of part-owners also includes Darren Shepherd and partner Terri Burnet, who won a share in the filly in a punting competition at a Kendrick Racing Owners Day at Corbould Park in October.
Their punting prowess has paid off, with Lipsync shaping as a very promising two-year-old.
Ridden by Ryan Wiggins, Lipsync ($2.30-fav) was too classy in the 2YO Maiden (1100m) on Sunday, May 1, despite the meeting being shifted to from the grass to the cushion track after heavy rain.
Wiggins contemplated bringing her down the middle of the track but then steered her back to the inside before she won comfortably by a length, with the first two across the line gapping the rest of the field by a big space.
"I have a good opinion of her. We accepted in town with her on Saturday but when she drew badly there we opted to scratch and tackle the easier assignment at the Sunshine Coast,'' Kendrick said.
Her win was a great advertisement for her half-sister, which is also with Kendrick Racing.
"I liked this filly early on so bought her half-sister and there are still shares available in her," Kendrick said.
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