Last Bid continues Ghibellines hot form


Last Bid is a full sister to Giveherago (Ghibellines-Breathe Easy-Pentire), who has won three races for trainers Brian and Shane Anderton.

“She has done a great job, she is in the paddock at the moment but we will bring her back in half way through the winter.”

Last Bid is raced by Lachie McLachlan and his racing partners J E Coates, D C McLachlan and the Central South Syndicate.

Lachie McLachlan and J E Coates also bred and race Giveherago.

McLachlan decided to move on from breeding Breathe Easy and leading Australian trainer Ciaron Maher snapped her up.

The mare has left a three-year-old by Raise The Flag in Peaceful Protest who had his first jumpout in Victoria last week for the Henry Dwyer stable.

Maher has a yearling filly and a weaning filly, both by Raise The Flag from Breathe Easy who still lives at White Robe Lodge.

The mare is back in foal to Raise The Flag and is due to foal in the spring.

Last Bid’s win brought up a winning double for White Robe Lodge after Jack Attack broke maidens over 1200m.

The four-year-old was also ridden by Corey Campbell.

Jack Attack, raced by Marilyn Ford, Brendan Ford, Gerry Ford, Scott Ford, Allen Chinn and Rita Turner, led throughout to break through in style.

“He ran second for Michael Daly before he come to us,” Brian Anderton said. 

“But he got a nagging cough he couldn’t shake and eventually we had to turn him out.”

“The owners gave him some antibiotics while he was out and he has been good since he has been back in work.”

“He was strong to the line and I don’t think going a bit further would worry him.”

Placings from Blue Eyed Susie and Energetic (Ghibellines-Big Energy-Danzighill) added to a good day for the Anderton stable.

Guru Leigh (Gallant Guru-Joe Leigh-Personal Escort) also impressed when home strongly with good sectionals.

Sunday’s win continued the outstanding run of recent winners for White Robe Lodge sire Ghibellines.

Just two days prior at Riccarton, the WRL bred Jack Knows Best (Ghibellines-Structure-Yamanin Vital) scored his fourth career win for trainer Lance Robinson.

The galloper was bought by Kerri Spence at the 2018 South Island Sale for just $15,000.

Earlier last week Loftys Gift (Ghibellines-Flyby-Danzighill) won at Cambridge for the Shaune Richie and Colm Murray stable.

The three-year-old filly was bred by Brian and Lorraine Anderton and Hec and Pat Anderton.

Adding to the brilliant run for Ghibellines, Hikon (Ghibellines-Checkpoint-Per Incanto) scored nicely at Otaki for Roydon Bergerson.