15 June 2017
Nostra Villa remains undefeated after winning the Benstud Youthful Stakes at Melton on Friday night.
Beginning from barrier three, the daughter of Art Major won an extended battle for the lead.
At the bell, Nostra Villa rebuffed the challenge from her stablemate Nostra Beach and held the front.
The two Nostras kicked clear on the home bend, but into the straight "Villa" beat off "Beach" and went on to win by 5.2 metres over the fast finishing duo Saphirique and Passions Promise.
Her time of 1:55.1 was a stakes record.
Bred by John Coffey, Brett Coffey and Jo Boag, Nostra Villa is out of the Sands A Flyin mare Crystal Journey and thus a half sister to Group One winner Mister Jadore.
She was purchased by Mervat and Anthony Caruana at the 2016 APG Yearling Sale for $24,000.