At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Coolmore's 2YO Triple Crown-winning Champion stallion Pierro (Lonhro-Miss Right Note, by Daylami) added a Group race success when 3YO Australian-bred filly Tulip (Pierro-Musidora, by Rock of Gibraltar) landed her first win in nearly 12 months when posting a strong performance in the $150,000 Gr3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, defeating True Excelsior & Seannie. A $400,000 purchase from the draft of Curraghmore at the 2016 NZB National Yearling Sale, Tulip improved her record to 2 wins (including the Gr3 ATC Magic Night Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Gr1 ATC Golden Slipper) from 12 starts for $941,625 in earnings. Tulip is out of Gr3 winner Musidora (Rock Of Gibraltar), whose dam Nice Dancing is a half-sister to the dam of Arrowfield's Gr1 Golden Slipper winner & former champion Australian sire Flying Spur. This is the family of influential blue hen Fanfreluche ancestress of former champion Australian sire Encosta de Lago and Coolmore stallion Holy Roman Emperor.
Former WA filly Seannie will be chasing her first black-type victory on the east coast when she contests tonight's Gr3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley. A winner of the Listed Supremacy Stakes (1000m) at Ascot last year, Seannie made a stunning Victorian debut when storming home from last to win the Ranvet Summer Sprint Handicap (1200m) at Moonee Valley two weeks ago. New trainer Trent Busuttin says the talented 3YO has thrived since her fetching first-up performance. "She has come through her first-up run too well so we have decided to run her at The Valley and try and chase some black-type," he said. "They don't run sectionals like she did last start without being a serious horse." Busuttin added: "You could argue she should have been unbeaten as a two-year-old in Perth. It is a hot field. Tulip is going to be hard to beat, along with John Hawkes' filly Bella Martini." By Sebring out of the Choisir mare Uncanny Choice, Seannie hails from the family of Australian, VRC, and Queensland Derby winner November Rain, and multiple stakes-winning sprinter Dubleanny.
Stakes winning WA filly Seannie will make her eastern states debut for new trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young in the Gr3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on 19 August, reports the West Australian. "She'll run first-up in the Quezette and the goal is the Thousand Guineas," owner Brett Fogart said. "There are better opportunities for her over there [in Melbourne]." A winner of 2 of her 4 starts to date, Seannie landed the Listed Supremacy Stakes at just her second career outing before rounding out her juvenile season with third and sixth placings in the Gr3 WATC Gimcrack Stakes and Gr2 Karrakatta Plate respectively. By Sebring out of the Choisir mare Uncanny Choice, Seannie hails from the family of Australian, VRC, and Queensland Derby winner November Rain, and multiple stakes-winning sprinter Dubleanny.
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Taunton Vale Stud's Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude winner Demerit (Lonhro-Shame, by Scenic) celebrated his first stakes winner when 2YO filly Kiss Bang Love (Demerit-Vacillare, by Trade Fair) scored an upset 1.25 length win for trainer Russell Stewart in the $150,000 Gr3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow fillies Lucy Mae (Stratum-Razzia, by Scenic) & Seannie (Sebring-Uncanny Choice, by Choisir). Kiss Bang Love, who was a $9,000 purchase by Stewart at the 2016 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Taunton Vale, improved her record to 1 win and 2 placings from 5 starts for $98,825 earnings.
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Australia's Champion 2YO Colt of 2007-2008 and Widden Stud sire Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed, by Flying Spur) added a black-type quinella when 2YO chestnut filly Seannie (Sebring-Uncanny Choice, by Choisir) scored by 2.5 lengths for trainer Simon Miller in the $100,000 Listed Supremacy Stakes (1000m) for 2YOs, over 2YO bay geldings Keeper Keen (Sebring-Keeper Quiet, by Scandal Keeper) & Soundcheck (Your Song-Jestceny, by Real Jester). A homebred for WA-based Cape Falls Thoroughbreds, Seannie extended her unbeaten record to 2 wins from 2 starts for $118,400 earnings. Seannie hails from the family of Australian, VRC, and Queensland Derby winner November Rain, and multiple stakes-winning sprinter Dubleanny.