At Mornington south of Melbourne, Widden Stud's dual Gr1-winning stallion Star Witness (Starcraft-Leone Chiara, by Lion Hunter) added a black-type success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Stellar Collision (Star Witness-What An Impact, More Than Ready) posted the second stakes win of his career in the $200,000 Listed Hareeba Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, defeating I'm Wesley & Husson Eagle. Stellar Collision improved his record to 9 wins (including the Listed MRC Christmas Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr2 MVRC Australia Stakes & Listed SAJC Matrice Stakes) from 25 starts for $523,450 in earnings. Stellar Collision is closely related to Hong Kong Derby winner Elegant Fashion and hails from the family of Gr1 English 1000 Guineas & Gr1 French Guineas winner Highclere, dam of Gr1 winner and UK blue hen Height Of Fashion (Bustino). Height Of Fashion made her name in the breeding barn producing legendary racehorse Nashwan, his three-time Gr1 winning brother Nayef, and successful sire Unfuwain.
At Flemington in Melbourne, Arrowfield Stud's multiple stakes-winning stallion Not A Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice-Single's Bar, by Rory's Jester) added a stakes success to his dizzyingly successful record when 5YO mare Secret Agenda (Not A Single Doubt-Negotiate, by Red Ransom) took out the $120,000 Listed Bob Hoysted Stakes(1000m) defeating I'm Wesley & Crystal Dreamer. Secret Agenda took her record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 Gucci Stakes, Gr3 How Now Stakes, Gr2 Sapphire Stakes and Gr1 Ubet Classic) and 4 placings (including the Gr3 Champagne Stakes, Gr3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes, Gr3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes & Gr2 Sapphire Stakes) for $1,369,400 in earnings. Secret Agenda was a $120,000 yearling purchase from the draft of Arrowfield Stud at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. Secret Agenda is a half-sister to Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude place-getter Sweetener and her second dam is the outstanding Gr1 Champagne Stakes winning filly Euphoria. It’s a pedigree page that includes boom Godolphin colt Kementari.
At Launceston in Tasmania, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a black-type success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding I’m Wesley (I Am Invincible-Daniela, by Danehill) claimed his first stakes victory when scoring a strong win in the $100,000 Listed Newmarket Handicap (1200m) for 3YO+, defeating Lord Da Vinci & Gee Gee Red Prince. An $8,000 purchase at the 2013 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale, I’m Wesley improved his record to 10 wins and 8 placings from 26 starts for $188,400 in earnings. The progressive I’m Wesley is now undefeated since resuming on 6 August stringing together five consecutive wins.