Australasian Oaks Winner for Sebring
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 6 May 2017
Widden Stud's marquee sire Sebring added a third Group I winner to his tally when rapidly improving filly Egg Tart scored a scintillating victory in the Group I SAJC Australasian Oaks at Morphettville on Saturday.

The Hermitage Syndicate managed by Anton Koolman is generally seen in the winner's circle with colts destined for Hong Kong, but Egg Tart has proved an exciting change of pace and inspired purchase for the renowned bloodstock agent.

Egg Tart - Darryl ShererThe Chris Waller trained filly was riding a four race winning streak coming into the Oaks and produced a new career best performance at her first try at 2000 metres.

Held up for a run in the straight, it took some deft navigation from Kerrin McEvoy to get her into the clear, but once she saw daylight Egg Tart unleashed.

She flew to the line with a late rush to claim a head win over the game Not a Single Doubt filly Kenedna.

A modest $40,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Jorson Farm draft for Anton Koolman and Heritage Thoroughbreds, Egg Tart has won five of seven starts earning $467,750.

She is the second winner for unraced Mrs Windsor, a half-sister to Heart Ruler and daughter of Born to Be Queen, who both won the Group I AJC The Metropolitan over 2400 metres.

Mrs Windsor is also a half-sister to Group I AJC Spring Champion Stakes winner Coronation Day, so it's no surprise Egg Tart was able to motor to the line over 2000 metres!

Egg Tart is the 29th stakes-winner for Sebring and is his third Group I winner joining Criterion and Dissident.

Black on Gold Egg Tart might not be the only Classic winner for Sebring this season with Chris Waller holding Queensland Derby aspirations for his fast finishing Rosehill winner Black on Gold (image Steve Hart) .

The three year-old gelding flew home from back in the field to win the 1800 metre contest running away, his fourth win from 13 starts.

"He's still a work in progress but he's got plenty of talent," said winning rider Brenton Avdulla.

"I think he's up to winning the Queensland Derby – he'll be in it up to his eyeballs."

Stable representative Liam Prior confirmed the Queensland Derby was on the agenda for Black on Gold.

"He deserves a trip to Brisbane and he's probably a horse that's going to keep getting better with racing and over more distance," said Prior.

"He's got a bright preparation ahead."

Prior said options for Black On Gold's next run include the Group III Grand Prix Stakes (2200m) at Eagle Farm on May 27.



Race 6 - Schweppes Oaks
Group 1 - 2010m

Class: Open. Track: Good(4). Time: 2:04.32. Sectional Time: 0:35.88 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $500,000 - 1st: $320,000 2nd: $85,000 3rd: $40,000.
 1   Egg Tart T: C J Waller J: K McEvoy
$3
56.0

3f   Sebring x Mrs Windsor (King's Best (USA) )
 Lot 579 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2
Vendor - Jorson Farm, South Burnett, Qld
Buyer - Anton Koolman Bloodstock / Hermitage Thoroughbreds  $40,000
 2 0.2 Kenedna T: D K Weir J: John Allen
$2.80
56.0
3f   Not A Single Doubt x Miss Dodwell (Falbrav (IRE) )
 Lot 373 2015 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Vendor - Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
Buyer - Darren Weir Racing / John Foote Bloodstock / MDR Bloodstock  $80,000
 3 0.7 Ana Royale T: S J Webb J: M Zahra
$21
56.0
3f   Anacheeva x Sacha Royale (Fasliyev (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 1.7 Tiffany's Lass T: D J Laws J: Katelyn Mallyon
$101
56.0
3f   Artie Schiller (USA) x Tiffany's Best (Soviet Lad (USA) )
 5 2.2 Sedanzer T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: S Baster
$26
56.0
3f   Sebring x Voltdanze (Danzero )
 6 2.8 Sebring Dream T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: J Moreira
$21
56.0
3f   Sebring x Dream 'n' Believe (Shamardal (USA) )
 7 5.3 Sword Of Light T: M Ellerton and S Zahra J: Damian Lane
$16
56.0
3f   New Approach (IRE) x Joyeuse (King's Best (USA) )
 8 5.5 Smart As You Think T: John McArdle J: D Dunn
$17
56.0
3f   So You Think (NZ) x Satirical Lady (Giant's Causeway (USA) )
 9 5.7 Toffee Nose T: D T O'Brien J: D Moor
$9
56.0
3f   Toorak Toff x Majestic Girl (Galileo (IRE) )
 10 6.3 Harlow Gold (NZ) T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Regan Bayliss
$10
56.0
3f   Tavistock (NZ) x Belongs In Lights (Belong To Me (USA) )
 11 6.4 Pretty Punk T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Ms C Lindop
$41
56.0
3f   Rebel Raider x Reliability (Kurofune (USA) )
 12 6.9 With A Bit Of Dash T: Chris Bieg J: Jamie Kah
$51
56.0
3f   Dash For Cash x Storm Esprit (Bel Esprit )
 13 8.1 Star Patriot T: Todd Balfour J: P Gatt
$101
56.0
3f   Golden Snake (USA) x Gold Patriot (Made Of Gold (USA) )
 14 11.9 Moqueen T: A and E Cummings J: J R Collett
$67
56.0
3f   Uncle Mo (USA) x Money Begets Money (Bite The Bullet (USA) )
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