At Ascot in Perth, Coolmore's Triple Crown winning Champion 2YO Pierro (Lonhro-Miss Right Note, by Daylami) added a Group success when 3YO gelding Action (Pierro-Broadway Belle, by Redoute's Choice) scored by a facile 4-lengths for trainers Grant & Alana Williams in the $400,000 Gr2 W.A.T.C. Derby (2400m) for 3YOs, defeating 3YO filly Like A Butterfly & 3YO gelding Media Baron. Campaigned in the familiar Peters Investments cerise and white silks and giving nothing else a chance, exciting prospectAction took his record to 3 wins & 3 placings (including March's Listed Lex Piper Stakes) from 7 starts for $351,200 earnings.
At Ascot in Perth, WA, Emirates Park Stud's & Aquis Farm's Gr1 Australian Guineas winning stallion Al Maher (Danehill-Show Dancing, by Don't Say Halo) added a black-type success when 3YO Australian-bred colt Money Maher (Al Maher-Treasury Notes, by Special Bond) outclassed his rivals with a strong win in the $100,000 Listed JC Roberts Stakes (1800m) for 3YOs, defeating He's A Parker & Media Baron. A $58,000 purchase at the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Bucklee farm, Money Maher improved his record to 4 wins (including the Listed Fairetha Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Gr3 WATC Sires Produce Stakes) from 14 starts for $214,600 in earnings.
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Oakland Park Stud's deceased triple Gr1-winning stallion Viscount (Quest for Fame-Antwerp, by Sir Tristram) added a black-type success when 3YO Australian-bred gelding Miracle Man (Viscount-Stormy Zaph, by Metal Storm) opened his stakes account with a determined win in the $100,000 Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) for 3YO colts & geldings, defeating Action & Media Baron. Miracle Man improved his record to 3 wins and 2 placings from 8 starts for $120,200 in earnings.