Fourth Group One for Oh Susanna
Tara Madgwick - Sunday January 6
Australian bred Street Cry (IRE) mare Oh Susanna racked up her fourth Group I victory at Kenilworth in south Africa on Saturday winning the Group I Cartier Paddock Stakes for the second year in a row.

Prepared by Justin Snaith, Oh Susanna powered to the line to win the 1800 metre feature by half a length as favourite and will now look to defend her title in the Group I Sun Met at the end of the month.

Street Cry is the sire of Oh SusannaAnother freakishly good daughter of Darley's much missed Street Cry, who has also given us Winx and Zenyatta, Oh Susanna has won five of 11 starts more than justifying the big price paid for her dam Sharp Susan (USA) in 2012.

When US Group II winner Sharp Susan was offered at the 2012 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale by Tyreel Stud she attracted plenty of global attention with Badgers Bloodstock securing the prized mare for $1,050,000.

Purchased on behalf of South African based Drakenstein Stud, Sharp Susan was sent to stud initially in Australia before being sent to the Northern Hemisphere in 2016.

Foaled and raised at Coolmore before being sent to South Africa as a yearling, Oh Susanna is the best of four winners for Sharp Susan, whose first foal Indiano Jones was Group II placed in the US.

The current two year-old from Sharp Susan, a colt by Exceed and Excel, was sold at Inglis Easter last year for $300,000 to Snowden Racing and was consigned by Coolmore. He has been named Signore Fox and is trained by Peter and Paul Snowden for Waratah Thoroughbreds.

Sharp Susan's last Australian bred foal is a two year-old filly by Fastnet Rock called Fast Susan.

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