2018

She's So High Wins Gr3 Proud Miss Stakes

Monday, 21st May 2018

At Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible(Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a black-type success when 3YO Australian-bred filly She's So High (I Am Invincible-High Achiever, by Exceed and Excel) claimed the second stakes win of her career when charging home for a narrow but decisive win in the Gr3 Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, defeating Split Lip & Mamzelle Tess. She's So High improved her record to 3 wins (including the Listed Incognitos Stakes) and 2 placing (the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes) from 9 starts for $343,910 in earnings. A $65,000 pin-hook from the 2015 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, from the draft of Pambula Stud, She's So High sold as a yearling for $120,000 the following year at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale from the draft of Amarina Farm. She is a half-sister to Gr3 placed filly Bangs and her family traces to both Gr1 Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win and his Gr2 winning brother and hot freshman yearling crop sire Deep Field.

I'll Have A Bit Wins Gr2 Euclase Stakes

Monday, 7th May 2018

At Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, Arrowfield Stud's Gr2-winning and Gr1-placed stallion Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock-Comical Smile, by Comic Strip) added a Group success when 3YO bay filly I'll Have A Bit (Smart Missile-Take All of Me, by Jeune) stormed home down the outside for trainer John McCardle to swallow up a classy field in the $500,000 Gr2 Euclase Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs at a massive starting price of $151, defeating She's So High & Viridine. I'll Have A Bit, who was purchased by Redgum Racing for $48,000 at the 2016 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale from the draft of Basinghall Stud, took her record to 2 wins (including the Gr3 National stakes at the same track) and 3 placings (including the Gr2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic) from 13 starts for $531,435 earnings. Her victory adds further depth to a family that also includes multiple stakes winning second dam Tickle My.

She's So High Wins Listed Incognitus Stakes

Monday, 12th March 2018

At Flemington in Melbourne, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible(Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a black-type success when 3YO filly She's So High (I Am Invincible-High Achiever, by Exceed and Excel) showed brilliant acceleration over the final furlong to claim the $120,000 Listed Incognitos Stakes (1100m) for 3YO's, defeating Regimen & Twilight Song. The very talented filly took her record to 2 wins and 1 placing (the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes) from 6 starts for $141,500 in earnings. Prior to her comprehensive victory, She's So High had ran 4th in the Gr1 Thousand Guineas, Gr2 Thousand Guineas Prelude and Gr3 Quezette Stakes at her only other performances. A $65,000 pin-hook from the 2015 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, from the draft of Pambula Stud, She's So High sold as a yearling for $120,000 the following year at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale from the draft of Amarina Farm. She is a half-sister to Gr3 placed filly Bangs and her family traces to both Gr1 Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win and his Gr2 winning brother and hot freshman yearling crop sire Deep Field.

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She's So High (image: Mark Gatt)

2017

Shoals Wins Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes

Monday, 11th September 2017

At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a black-type success when blue blooded 3YO filly Shoals (Fastnet Rock-The Broken Shore, by Hussonet) maintained her perfect record when scoring a stylish first-up win in the $120,000 Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Blondie & She's So High. Shoals extended her unbeaten record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 ATC Percy Sykes Stakes & Gr3 TBV Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes) from 4 starts for $638,650 in earnings. Bred by John Messara's Arrowfield Stud, who race her in partnership with Jonathan Munz's Pinecliff Racing, Shoals is by Fastnet Rock out of the valuable mare The Broken Shore (Hussonet), a daughter of outstanding producer Shantha's Choice. A $1.9 million purchase by Munz at the 2014 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale from the Teeley Assets Dispersal, The Broken Shore is a half-sister to Arrowfield's multiple champion Australian sire Redoute's Choice, Gr1 winners Platinum Scissors & Manhattan Rain, Gr3 winner Sliding Cube and stakes winner Echoes of Heaven, and a direct descendant of celebrated blue hen Best In Show. This is arguably the most sought after bloodline in the world, with other esteemed members including Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes winning sire Hurricane Sky, Umatilla, Xaar, Al Maher, Sex Appeal (dam of stallion heavyweights Try My Best & El Gran Senor), Kentucky Oaks winner Blush With Pride, and her daughter Better Than Honour, who fetched a world-record price of US$14 million for a broodmare in 2008 and is the dam of US classic winners Rags To Riches & Jazil. Co-trainer Lee Freedman said Shoals would make her next appearance in the Gr2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) at Caulfield on 1 October.

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Shoals (image: Mark Gatt)