Diss Is Dramatic (NZ) Charges to Champagne Win

9 May 2022

Diss Is Dramatic (NZ) wins the  Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes (1200m). Photo: Race Images South.

For the second time in the last three runnings of the $60,000 Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes (1200m) at Riccarton, Palmerston North trainer Lisa Latta has ventured south and struck black type gold with a two-year-old filly sourced from Karaka. 

Having previously won the race with her $36,000 purchase Secret Allure (NZ) (Zacinto), Latta achieved a repeat result on Saturday, this time with Diss Is Dramatic (NZ) (Dissident) – bought by syndicators Go Racing for $60,000 from Karaka 2021. She has now had five starts for two wins, a placing and $55,270 in stakes.

Ridden by Tina Comignaghi, Diss Is Dramatic sat in midfield before launching a sustained run down the outside of the home straight.

She quickened smartly and soon reeled in Redmond (NZ) (Ghibellines) and fellow Latta-trained runner Cheveux (NZ) (Belardo), going clear to win by three-quarters of a length and with a touch more up her sleeve.

Latta was delighted with the performances of both Diss Is Dramatic and the third-placed Cheveux, who she bought for $40,000 from Book 2 of Karaka 2021.

“I’m absolutely rapt,” she said. “They both went super races and deserved to get some black type after performing so well.

“Both have been staying down here with Andrew Carston, who is a very good friend, and they have both done a treat.

“Diss Is Dramatic had been a little unlucky last time – she got squeezed out of a gap when she was starting to make her run. Tina rode her perfectly, she kept her in the clear and when she asked her to extend, she really showed some fight to get away on them near the finish.

“I think they would both benefit from a spell now, although that’s not a decision to make on raceday.

“Diss Is Dramatic is a very laid-back filly who I think will get over a little more ground as a three-year-old, so a break now makes a lot of sense.”

Diss Is Dramatic has been a consistent performer this season, with her only time outside the top four placings coming in the $1m Karaka Million 2YO (1200m) at Ellerslie in January.

She is out of Our Drahma Queen (NZ) (Darci Brahma), a winning half-sister to Group One winner Suavito (NZ) (Thorn Park) and the Group One-placed Sultan Of Swing (NZ) (Bachelor Duke).

Vendor Cambridge Stud
Purchaser Go Racing (Auckland)
Breeding Dissident – Our Drahma Queen
Sale Lot 14, Karaka 2021 Book 1, $60,000
Bred by B J Lindsay MNZM & Mrs J E A Lindsay