Aussie Group Three Winner for Shamexpress
Tara Madgwick - Friday February 22
The Group III MVRC Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley on Friday night produced a blow out result when unheralded Shamexpress filly Embrace Me descended from the clouds to win the 1200 metre sprint going away.



With two wins at Moonee Valley from her past three starts, Embrace Me had good form at the track and distance but was largely overlooked by punters when sent off at odds of $32.

Embrace Me - images Grant CourtneyRidden quietly by Brett Prebble, the Danny O'Brien trained filly as still last with a furlong to run, but unleashed a sizzling sprint to dash between horses and score a powerful length and three-quarter win in the 1200 metre sprint.

"She was unlucky last start and was never extended," said Prebble.

"She was always going to win from the 500, it was just a matter of getting a gap.

"She has plenty of upside."

A $90,000 NZB Premier Yearling Sale purchase from the Henley Park for Blue Sky Bloodstock, Embrace Me is the best of three winners from Party Royal, a half-sister to Group I New Zealand Derby winner Military Move.

Embrace Me has won four of nine starts earning over $200,000 in prizemoney.

She is the third stakes-winner for Group I VRC Newmarket Handicap winner Shamexpress, who was also trained by Danny O'Brien and now stands at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand.


Crown Resort Typhoon Tracy Stk Gr3 1200m
Moonee Valley Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.21
1
1.8
Embrace Me
T: D T O'Brien J: B Prebble 55
3f Shamexpress (NZ) x Party Royal (NZ) (King's Chapel (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Henley Park, Cambridge, NZ
B: Blue Sky Bloodstock Pty Ltd (FBAA)
2
1.8
Spanish Whisper
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: D Dunn 56
3f Lope De Vega (IRE) x Cutting Remark (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
3
1.9
Victory Kingdom
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Craig Williams 55
3f Animal Kingdom (USA) x Victory Party (USA) (Yankee Victor (USA))
4
2.0
Schilldora
T: R and C Jolly J: Jake Toeroek 55
3f Artie Schiller (USA) x Hussidora (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $25,000
V:Riverina Downs Tarcutta NSW
B: Richard Jolly
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale General Session $7,000
V:Emirates Park, Murrurundi
B: M & J Cesnik
5
2.7
Humma Humma
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 55
3f Denman (AUS) x Humma Mumma (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Flinders Park Stud, Flinders
B: Redgum Racing Pty Ltd
6
3.1
Multaja
T: James Cummings J: Damian Lane 55
3f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Shelters (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
7
3.2
Blonde Choice
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: Ms L J Meech 55
3f Choisir (AUS) x Trilione (AUS) (Lion Heart (USA))
8
3.5
Al Naifa
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 55
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Court (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,800,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: T Stakemire
9
3.9
Bleu Roche
T: M M Laurie J: B Melham 57.5
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Esprit De Bleu (USA) (Littleexpectations (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Matt Laurie Racing
10
4.0
Crack The Code
T: M G Price J: D Oliver 57.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Most Secret (AUS) (Bletchley Park (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Aust T'bred Bloodstock/CB Bloodstock
11
5.5
Lady Day
T: P W Burgun J: Jamie Kah 55
3f Stryker (AUS) x Domino Lady (AUS) (Umatilla (NZ))
12
9.2
De Little Sister
T: P G Carey J: Jack Martin 55
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Arapaho Miss (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Mr PG Carey