Makybe Diva’s (Desert King – Tugela, by Riverman) second foal to race, La Dolce Diva (Fusaichi Pegasus – Makybe Diva, by Desert King), beat only two runners home in her debut at Thursday’s Geelong Synthetic meeting.
La Dolce Diva settled back before making no impression over the 1200-metre trip. The filly finished 9.7 lengths from the winner, the Matthew Hyland-trained Tully Plenty (Tully Zeal – Billie’s Dream, by Rory’s Jester).
La Dolce Diva’s trainer Mark Kavanagh paid $1.2 million for the chestnut at last year’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Danny O’Brien went to $1.5 million to secure Makybe Diva’s first foal Rockstardom (Galileo – Makybe Diva, by Desert King).
Rockstardom has two third placings to show from seven starts.
Meanwhile, another relation to a top class racehorse made a winning debut at Gosford on Thursday.
Hay List's little brother scored on debut at Gosford
Sound Of The Ocean (Delzao – Sing Hallelujah, by Is It True), a half-brother to dual Group 1 winner Hay List (Statue Of Liberty – Sing Hallelujah, by Is It True), scored a game win in the Schweppes Maiden Plate (1100m).
Sound Of The Ocean took out the $16,000 race for Hay List’s owners, the Davenport family, and the powerhouse sprinter’s trainer John McNair.
Sound Of The Ocean provided half of a Thursday double for Manner Lodge stallion Delzao (Encosta De Lago – Amanusa, by Alzao). Highly Explosive (Delzao – Smashing Atom, by Geiger Counter) took out The Border Watch Maiden Plate (1700m) at Penola in South Australia.