At Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, multiple US Gr1-winning sprinter & Darley shuttler Street Boss (Street Cry-Blushing Ogygian, by Ogygian) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred gelding Tougherthantherest (Street Boss-De Prima Ballerina, by Stravinsky) scored a tough front-running win in the $130,000 Listed National Sprint (1400m) for 3YO+, defeating Coolring & Snippets Land. This was the first stakes win for Tougherthantherest who boosted his record to 5 wins and 5 placings from 11 starts for $151,140 in earnings.
At the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia's Champion 2YO Colt of 2007-2008 and Widden Stud sire Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a black-type success when 5YO gelding Coolring (Sebring-Coolroom Candidate, by Mister C) scored by 0.8-length for trainer Bjorn Baker in the $100,000 Listed Prime Minister's Cup (1400m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Snippets Land (Snippetson-Seduction Line, by Testa Rossa) & 4YO entire Jumbo Prince (Outback Prince-Maggie Jain, by Lujain). Coolring, who was passed in for $65,000 at the 2012 INglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Meredith Park, took his record to 7 wins and 9 placings (including the Gr3 ATC Star Kingdom Stakes) from 27 starts for $459,115 earnings.
At Toowoomba, west of Brisbane, multiple Gr1-winning shuttler & former star Australian sprinter Choisir (Danehill Dancer-Great Selection, by Lunchtime) added a black-type victory when 6YO gelding Choice Bro (Choisir-Ladidi, by Palace Music) scored by a head for trainer Tony Sears in the $150,000 Listed Weetwood Handicap (1200m), over favoured 5YO gelding Coolring (Sebring-Coolroom Candidate, by Mister C) & fellow 6YO gelding Pillar Of Creation (God's Own-Cosmic Dust, by Hurricane Sky). Initially a $40,000 Inglis Australian Weanling Sale graduate, before selling for NZ$50,000 at the 2011 NZB national Yearling Sales Series, Choice Bro was an outstanding 2YO in New Zealand where he won the Gr1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes. His most recent success took his record to 7 wins (also including the Gr3 Taranaki 2YO Classic & Listed Karaka Mile) & 13 placings (including the Listed Hamden Stakes, Gr3 Bill Ritchie Handicap, Listed Spear Chief Handicap, Listed Strawberry Road Handicap & last year's Listed Weetwood Handicap) from 47 starts for $540,080 earnings.
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Eliza Park's Gr1 Galaxy-winning stallion Magnus (Flying Spur-Scandinavia, by Snippets) added a Group success when 4YO gelding Malaguerra (Magnus-Tennessee Morn, by Bletchingly) scored by 1.3-lengths for trainers Lee & Anthony Freedman in the $150,000 Gr3 Star Kingdom Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Target In Sight (Nadeem-Xaaranthe, by Xaar) & 5YO gelding Coolring (Sebring-Coolroom Candidate, by Mister C). A $32,000 yearling consigned by Ballarto Lodge at the 2013 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale, maiden stakes-winner Malaguerra took his record to 9 wins (including the Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap) & 2 placings from 16 starts for $432,100 earnings.