At Doomben in Brisbane, Widden Stud's former Australian champion 2YO colt Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a black-type success when 6YO Australian-bred mare Notonyourlife (Sebring-Defiant, by Danehill) opened her stakes account when flashing home for an eye-catching win in the $100,000 Listed UBET Classic (1200m) for fillies & mares, defeating Our Beebee & Sylpheed. Owned by Eureka Stud, Notonyourlife's second dam is the deceased Gr1 Newmarket Handicap winner Ruffles (Zeditave), herself a full-sister to multiple Gr2-winning sprinter Ateates. Notonyourlife, a $50,000 purchase at the 2013 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, improved her record to 6 wins and 11 placings from 37 starts for $325,130 in earnings.
At Doomben in Brisbane, Woodside Park's Gr2-winning stallion Written Tycoon (Iglesias-Party Miss, by Kenmare) added a black-type success when boom 3YO colt Winning Rupert (Written Tycoon-Winaura, by Show a Heart) bolted up by 5.5 lengths for trainer Bjorn Baker in the $100,000 Listed Gold Edition Plate (1200m) for 3YOs, over 3YO gelding Deep image (Testa Rossa-Starwish, by Redoute's Choice) & 3YO filly Our Beebee (Red Dazzler-Royal Shiraz, by Sequalo). A $67,500 purchase by Baker at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale from the draft of Eliza Park International, Winning Rupert extended his unbeaten record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Champagne Classic) from 4 starts for $361,500 earnings. Should Winning Rupert win the Gr3 Vo Rogue Plate (1400m) in two weeks time, he will collect a $500,000 bonus for also winning the QTIS Three-Year-Old Plate & Gold Edition Plate as part of the Queensland Summer Crowns series. His primary summer target is the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast on 14 January.