2022-23 Southern Filly of the Year Results

Shes a Con
She's A Con (NZ) steals the show.

An evenly contested 2022-23 New Zealand Bloodstock Southern Filly of the Year Series came to a close in the $65,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes (2000m) at Riccarton, where She’s A Con (NZ) (Contributer) became the fourth different winner in the four-race series, but multiple placegetter Luella Cristina (Snitzel) took the overall crown.

The Warstep Stakes win earned She's A Con 7 points in the NZB Southern Filly Series, bringing her level with the previous co-leaders One Kiss, Romancing The Moon and Miss Layla.

However, they were all leapfrogged by Luella Cristina. The Cambridge filly went into the race with 4 points, courtesy of her last-start second in the Listed NZB Airfreight Stakes (1600m). She earned another 4 points with her runner-up finish on Saturday, clinching the Southern Filly crown.

Luella Cristina is bred and raced by Lib Petagna’s JML Bloodstock Ltd, and she is by champion Australian sire Snitzel out of the multiple Group One-winning mare Lucia Valentina (NZ) (Savabeel).

The NZB Southern Filly of the Year trophy will be presented to Luella Cristina’s connections at the South Island Awards in September. They will also receive an insurance policy from NZB Insurance to the value of $50,000 plus GST.

2022-23 NZB Southern Filly of the Year Series Schedule

Date Race Name Stake Dist. Club Winner
17/9/22 L. New Zealand Bloodstock Canterbury Belle Stakes $65,000 1200m Canterbury JC One Kiss (NZ) (Tivaci)
4/3/23 L. NZB Insurance Sakes $65,000 1400m Otago RC Romancing The Moon (NZ) (El Roca)
15/4/23 L. NZB Airfreight Stakes $65,000 1600m Canterbury JC Miss Layla (NZ) (Burgundy)
22/4/23 L. New Zealand Bloodstock Warstep Stakes $65,000 2000m Canterbury JC She's A Con (NZ) (Contributer)


Points Table 

Luella Cristina (Snitzel) 8 2nd Leg 3, 2nd Leg 4
One Kiss (NZ) (Tivaci) 7 1st Leg 1
Romancing The Moon (NZ) (El Roca) 7 1st Leg 2
Miss Layla (NZ) (Burgundy) 7 1st Leg 3
She's A Con (NZ) (Contributer x Rocks for Me) 7 1st Leg 4
Perfectly Suited (NZ) (Savile Row) 4 2nd Leg 1
Betty Spaghetti (Stratum Star) 4 2nd Leg 2
Kikimora (NZ) (Shamexpress) 2 3rd Leg 1
Miss Dunsford (Dissident) 2 3rd Leg 2
Madame Giselle (NZ) (Time Test) 2 3rd Leg 3
Alminette (NZ) (Burgundy) 2 3rd Leg 4

Points Available

Listed 7 4 2