Sep 19, 2016
It was a strong on pace maiden victory recorded by the lightly raced and promising Segovia at Pakenham on Saturday, the three-year-old stalking the leader throughout and giving a kick once straightening.
Challenged late, Segovia held on gamely to break through having been sent out favourite on the back of three consecutive placings.
"He has always shown promise," Robbie said, "and having seen him finish so close up at her previous runs it was great to see things go his way so that he could break through for a well deserved win."
Bred by Millford Thoroughbreds at Avenel, Segovia was a bargain purchase for just $10,000 at last year's Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
The second winner for his Caulfield Guineas winner sire Anacheeva, he is the second foal and first winner for the city winning Iglesia mare Queen Of Castille.
Served last spring by Reward For Effort, she is a half-sister to the stakes winner Slinky Planet and her grandam is the Gr.2 winner Glamour Star.
One happy owner was Kerri Spillane who shares in the ownership with her mum Pat.
"We are relatively new to horse ownership but got to experience two wins with Tricky Affair and when Segovia became available - well I guess we were in the right place at the right time!"
"We feel very lucky to have another winner and we love be involved with Griffiths Racing."