Bella Martini Wins Gr2 Kewney Stakes

Monday, 12th March 2018

At Flemington in Melbourne, Widden Stud's Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning stallion Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a significant Group race success when 3YO filly Bella Martini (Stratum-Silverbeat, by Distant Music) finished powerfully after finding a late gap to land the $200,000 Gr2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) for 3YO fillies, defeating Shokora & Palazzo Vecchio. Bella Martini took her record to 5 wins (including the Listed Gosford Guineas) and 2 placings from 9 starts for $357,700 in earnings. She is a half-sister to three stakes winners, namely Gr2 Autumn Classic winning gelding Upbeat, dual Listed winning Malaysian galloper Volcanic Ash, and Listed Adelaide Guineas winning sprinter-miler Alpha Beat.

Rimraam Wins Gr3 The Vanity

Monday, 19th February 2018

On a quality card at Flemington in Melbourne, Darley's deceased Gr3-winning & multiple Gr1-placed stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) added a Group race success when potential-laden NZ-bred 3YO filly Rimraam (Commands-Swansea, by Singspiel) finally showed she is more than just a bridesmaid for trainers Hayes, Hayes & Dabernig with a 0.2-length win in the $150,000 Gr3 The Vanity (1400m) for 3YO fillies. Finishing close-up behind her were Bring Me Roses (High Chaparral-Freckled Face, by Polish Patriot) & Shokora (Nicconi-She's Cherryripe, by More Than Ready). Remarkably runner-up in her first four starts before saluting at Geelong at her fifth attempt, Rimraam has since placed in both the Gr2 Wakeful Stakes & Gr3 Ethereal Stakes, and finished a respectable seventh in the Gr1 Crown Oaks at Flemington. A $340,000 yearling puchase for Shadwell Stud Australia from the draft of Rosemont Stud at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale, Rimraam's consistent record now stands at 2 wins & 6 placings from 9 starts for $193,530 earnings.