Another winner for Wilsons by WRL sire
A White Robe Lodge sire has once again provided Bevan and Robyn Wilson, of Ashburton with a winner. Gallant Guru is the sire of Final Say, owned, trained and bred by Bevan and his wife Robyn and raced with Richard Ewing, of Wanaka and Jono Bull, of the Gold Coast. Final Say cleared maiden ranks at Oamaru on 12/06/2016. The Wilsons have won two races this season with Flag The Groom (by WRL sire Raise The Flag).
Final Say is the first foal of the Volksraad mare, Sound Decision, a winner for the same owners at Omakau in 2011 when trained by Steven Prince. Regal Splendour, by the champion WRL sire, Noble Bijou left Nearly Pal's, Bashful Lady and Queen's Style for the Wilsons when they were based at Omakau. Nearly Pal's won 13 races in the 1990s including the White Robe Lodge Handicap, Churchill Stakes, James Hazlett Stakes, North Canterbury Cup three times and a race at Eagle Farm as a 3yr-old. Bashful Lady won the 1996 Thames Gold Cup. Queen's Style (by Cautious Style) left Royal Madam (by Personal Escort), the dam of Madam Victoria, the 2015 South Island filly of the year and winner of the Timaru Stakes at Ashburton in February. Madam Victoria has since been retired after being diagnosed with bone chips on a knee.
Regal Splendour, foaled in 1979, displayed speed but her legs were uncoordinated and she did not race. She was the first foal of Regalitas who won her first two starts as a 2yr-old in 1974 for Bevan and his father, Billy from the Washdyke stable of Pat Corboy.
Rub It In, the Gallant Guru - Personalize gelding who cleared maiden ranks at Te Teko on 15/6/2016 was bred by Nicky Anderton, daughter of Brian and Lorraine. Personalize (by Personal Escort) won five races when raced in partnership by Nicky and trained at WRL. Rub It In is trained at Te Aroha by Peter Lock and raced in partnership by J W Lock and Stephen and Lynda Blair- Edie, of the Birchwood Station in Western Southland.