At Royal Randwick on Saturday, Widden Stud's deceased Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning stallion Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a Group race success when 6YO Australian mare Egyptian Symbol (Stratum-Our Egyptian Raine, by Desert Sun) returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in eight months when scoring a rails-hugging win in the $150,000 Gr3 Toy Show Quality (1300m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Zestful & Nettoyer. Egyptian Symbol, who was retained to race by her breeder Cressfield Farm after she was passed in for $90,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, improved her record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 ATC Nivison Stakes, Gr3 ATC PJ Bell Stakes, Listed Starlight Stakes, Listed ATC Darby Munro Stakes & Listed ATC Fireball Stakes) and 10 placings from 25 starts for $879,855 in earnings. She is the seventh foal to race for 8-time stakes winner and Gr1 Railway Stakes (NZ) winner Our Egyptian Raine who has also produced Gr1 HKJC Chairman's Sprint Prize placegetter Strathmore.
At Randwick in NSW, Champion 6-time Gr1 winning ex Coolmore stallion Montjeu (Sadler's Wells-Floripides, by Top Ville) added a black-type success, and continued a golden run of success for trainer Kim Waugh with 4 winners on the trot over three days and three separate meetings, when Our Century (Montjeu-Mixed Blessings, by Lujain) held on strongly to take the $150,000 Lord Mayor's Cup (2000m) for 3YO+ from Ecuador and Nettoyer. The win took the 7YO gelding's record to 4 wins and 3 placings (including the Listed Royal Ascot Queen's Vase, Gr3 Bendigo Cup & Gr3 NE Manion Cup) from 14 starts for $307,284 in earnings. Our Century's dam was a Gr3 winner of the Princess Margaret Stakes and has also produced Gr3 winner Apphia (by High Chaparral).
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Darley's deceased shuttler & Gr1 Dubai World Cup winner Street Cry (Machiavellian-Helen Street, by Troy) added a black-type success when 5YO Australian-bred gelding Tally (Street Cry-Itemise, by Kris S.) posted his first stakes victory in more than a year when scoring a strong win in the $150,000 Gr3 Japan Racing Association Plate (2000m) for 3YO+, defeating Nettoyer & Rising Red. A homebred for Darley and Godolphin, Tally improved his record to 7 wins (including the Gr2 MVRC Alister Clark Stakes, Gr2 MRC Autumn Classic & Listed Mornington Cup) and 8 placings from 29 starts for $959,335 in earnings.
At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Coolmore Stud stallion and former Australian Champion racehorse So You Think (High Chaparral-Triassic, by Tights) added a Group race success when 4YO Australian-bred mare The Pinnacle (So You Think-Spire, by Danehill) broke through for a valuable maiden stakes win in the $150,000 Gr3 Epona Stakes (1900m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Domed & Nettoyer. Raced by her breeder Torryburn Stud, The Pinnacle is a half-sister to Gr3 Sandown Stakes winner Under The Eiffel and Listed WATC Grandstand Cup winner Tower Of Lonhro. She improved her record to 3 wins and 7 placings (including the Gr3 ATC Aspiration Handicap & Listed Gold Coast Bracelet) from 11 starts for $250,425 in earnings.
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Little Avondale Stud's Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes-winning stallion Nadeem (Redoute's Choice-Candide, by Sound Reason) added a Group race success when 4YO New Zealand-bred mare Karavali (Nadeem-Just Diamonds, by No Excuse Needed) burst through a gap late to open her stakes account in the $150,000 Gr3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating The Pinnacle & Nettoyer. Racing in the Throsby family's conspicuous red and green hooped silks, Karavali improved her record to 4 wins and 6 placings from 15 starts for $214,659 in earnings. Trainer Kris Lees said Karavali will head to the Gr3 Epona Stakes (1900m) at Rosehill on 24 March. "It's great to get some black-type with a nice mare for Edward Throsby and I think she has more races in store when she gets over a bit of ground," Lees told Sky Racing. Karavali hails from the prolific Betty Box (IRE) family of VRC Derby winner Hit The Roof, Gr1 Railway Handicap winner Alynda, Gr1 winning sprinter and sire Turffontein, and Gr3 winning sire Fast 'N' Famous.