At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, former Coolmore & now Aquis Farm-based dual Gr1-winning stallion Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill-L'On Vite, by Secretariat) added a Group race success when 6YO Irish-bred gelding Duca Valentinois (Holy Roman Emperor-Love Valentine, by Fruits of Love) registered the third stakes victory of his career in the $125,000 Gr3 Lord Mayor's Cup (1630m) for 3YO+, defeating Sheiswhatsheis & Coldstone. The Godolphin-owned Duca Valentinois improved his record to 7 wins (including the Listed Ladies Day Cup & Listed Scone Cup) and 9 placings (including the Gr3 BRC Lord Mayor's Cup) from 34 starts for $553,384 in earnings.
At Doomben racecourse in Queensland, triple Gr1-winning Darley shuttler & US Eclipse Award-winning stallion Bernardini (A.P. Indy-Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) added a black-type success when 6YO Australian-bred mare Sheiswhatsheis (Bernardini-Cry Baby, by Street Cry) kicked strongly in the straight to post a tough all-the-way victory in the $100,000 Listed Members' Handicap (1600m) for 3YO+, defeating Aqua Vite & Nozomi. This was the first stakes win for Sheiswhatsheis who improved her record to 8 wins and 12 placings (including the Listed BRC Just Now Handicap) from 34 starts for $443,783 in earnings. Sheiswhatsheis was purchased for $30,000 from the 2013 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale from the draft of Meringo Stud.
At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Eureka Stud's Gr2 Todman Stakes winning & Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes placed stallion Real Saga (Tale Of The Cat-Windy Kate, by Air Express) added a black-type success when 4YO Australian-bred mare Sylpheed (Real Saga-Domitilla, by Strategic) opened her stakes account with a well-deserved win in the $100,000 Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) for fillies & mares, defeating Denmagic & Sheiswhatsheis. A $36,000 purchase at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Raheen Stud, Sylpheed improved her record to 3 wins and 6 placings (including the Gr3 BRC Fred Best Classic & Listed BRC Queensland Plate) from 15 starts for $215,900 in earnings.
At Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Ravi (Redoute's Choice-Mambo in Freeport, by Kingmambo) cruised to an easy 3.3 length win for trainers Peter & Paul Snowden in the $100,000 Listed Just Now Handicap (1300m) for fillies & mares, over 5YO mares Unequivocal (Not a Single Doubt-Chocaholic, by General Nediym) & Sheiswhatsheis (Bernardini-Cry Baby, by Street Cry). This was an overdue maiden stakes victory for the talented Ravi who improved her record to 5 wins and 3 placings (including the Gr3 ATC Sheraco Stakes) from 11 starts for $283,520 earnings. "She deserved that win. She's always shown good ability," co-trainer Peter Snowden said. "It's time to go now and she'll be prepared for the autumn and maybe back here [Queensland] for the winter." Ravi, who was retained to race by her breeder Kia-Ora Stud when passed in $190,000 at the 2014 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, is a full-sister to stakes winner and dual Gr2-placegetter Elzaam who stands at Ballyhane Stud in Ireland.
At Doomben in Brisbane, Glenlogan Park's Gr2-winning stallion Jet Spur (Flying Spur-Verocative, by Bletchingly) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Tina Melina (Jet Spur-Hidden Savings, by Secret Savings) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Tony Gollan in the $100,000 Listed Nudgee Handicap (1200m) for fillies and mares, over fellow 4YO mares Sheiswhatsheis (Bernardini-Cry Baby, by Street Cry) & Miss Cover Girl (Monashee Mountain (USA) 1997 out of Tolart (AUS) 2004, by Show a Heart). This was the first stakes victory for Tina Melina who took her record to 6 wins and 2 placings from 15 starts for $348,300 earnings.
At the Gold Coast in Queensland, Waikato Stud's deceased Champion stallion O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) added a black-type success when 3YO New Zealand-bred filly Bohemian Lily (O'Reilly-Bohemian Blues, by Blues Traveller) scored by 0.3-length for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $125,000 Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Col 'N' Lil (Bradbury's Luck-Jyler, by Street Cry) & Sheiswhatsheis (Bernardini-Cry Baby, by Street Cry). This was the first stakes victory for the well bred Bohemian Lily who took her record to 2 wins and 2 placings from 8 starts for $101,296 earnings. Racing in the same colours as star Kiwi mare Silent Achiever, the Kevin Hickman-owned Bohemian Lily is a full-sister to Australian Guineas & Australian Derby winner Shamrocker (O'Reilly), and a half-sister to stakes winner and Gr1 placegetter Rock Diva (Lucky Unicorn).