Waikato Stud was the dominant force in the Group 2 Queen of the South Stake at Morphettville with Fabric and Shop Til I Drop quinellaing the mares’ feature.

Bred and raced by the Matamata farm, Fabric produced a well-timed finish to lift her future broodmare value when she returns to the nursery.

Trained by Danny O’Brien, the daughter of Ocean Park had finished runner-up when resuming at Caulfield at her previous appearance and appreciated the step up to 1600 metres.

She enjoyed a good run one off the rail and answered every call from rider Craig Williams in the straight.

“We left the options up to Craig and she’s had quite a few races when she’s jumped on the speed and sat there and finished off and had races when she’s gone back,” O’Brien stable representative Ben Gleeson said.

“Craig gave her a peach of a ride and sat a few pairs back and produced her at the right time. She got the stakes win that she deserved as she’s been a bit unlucky with a few placings.

“It’s great for Waikato Stud and she’s a very valuable broodmare prospect now.”

A half-sister to the Listed Taranaki Oaks Prelude winner Sewreel (NZ) (Savabeel), Fabric is a daughter of the unraced Pins mare Haberdashery (NZ).

She is a half-sister to the G1 Queensland Derby winner Lachlan River (Desert King {Ire}) and the family of the G2 Swettenham Stud S. winner French Bid (Anabaa {USA}).

Shop Til I Drop was purchased by Peachester Lodge for $270,000 at Karaka and is a daughter of the G2 Angus Armanasco S. winner Shopaholic with the second dam Splashing Out, successful in the G3 Thoroughbred Club S., a three-quarter sister to the late multiple Group 1 winner and producer Sacred Falls.

Pic by Atkins Photography

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