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.
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.