First Stakes Winner for Unencumbered
Mark Smith - Sunday April 14

Declan Bates drove the favourite Mirette through a narrow seam at the 200 metres then held off the 100/1 chance Dreamed in Saturday's Group III Schweppervescence (Auraria Stakes) (1800m) at Morphettville to credit the deceased Three Bridges stallion Unencumbered with his first stakes-winner.

Fourth in the Group III Alexandra Stakes (1600m) at her most recent stat, the Archie Alexander-trained filly defeated Dreamed (Dream Ahead) by a neck, with Sizzleme (Sizzling) the same distance back in third.

Mirette (pictured as a yearling) advances her record to 4 wins and 3 seconds from 11 starts with earnings of $193,655.


She was a $75,000 purchase by Alexander Racing/McKeever Bloodstock $75,000 out of the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

The second winner from as many foals to race out of the unraced Zabeel mare Lady Zabeel. Mirette is a granddaughter of the stakes-placed Primera Dama (Danzero) who is a half-sister to multiple Stakes winner and Group II STC Peter Pan Stakes and Group II VATC Sandown Guineas runner-up Enjoy Dancing.

Purchased by Yulong Investments for $95,000 at the 2017 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale when carrying a full-sister to Mirette, Lady Zabeel had a colt foal by Exceed And Excel last spring and was covered by Choisir.

The 2014 Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Unencumbered (Testa Rossa died in March last year following complications post-surgery for a progressive inflammatory condition of the throat.

Schweppervescence Auraria Stks Gr3 1800m
Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 1:51.30
1
0.2
Mirette
T: Archie Alexander J: Declan Bates 54
3f Unencumbered (AUS) x Lady Zabeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds Eddington Vic
B: Alexander Racing/McKeever Bloodstock
2
0.2
Dreamed
T: Ryan Balfour J: Chelsea Macfarlane 54
3f Dream Ahead (USA) x Abazan (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA
B: Ryan Balfour Racing
3
0.4
Sizzleme
T: Ms C Alderson J: Zac Spain 54
3f Sizzling (AUS) x Parnissius (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Morning Rise Stud, Redhill
B: Alderson Racing Pty Ltd
4
1.4
Seewhatshebrings
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: H Coffey 54
3f Sebring (AUS) x Mabkhara (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Ascot Park, Pitt Town
B: Lindsay Park Bloodstock Pty Ltd
5
2.6
Arctic Shock
T: Chris Meagher J: J Holder 54
3f Shocking (AUS) x Art Beat (NZ) (Captain Rio (GB))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Seaton Park Ltd
B: Ontrack Thoroughbreds
6
3.0
Vanuatu
T: G M Begg J: Jye McNeil 54
3f High Chaparral (IRE) x Tropicana Lady (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Lustre Lodge, Alison
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock
7
3.3
Floriano
T: Jake Stephens J: Ms G Cartwright 54
3f Fiorente (IRE) x Iota Of Luck (AUS) (Blevic (AUS))
8
3.4
So We Are
T: P Stokes J: Raquel Clark 54
3f So You Think (NZ) x Oui Si Attitude (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
9
3.6
Amanikan
T: M C Kent J: Beau Mertens 54
3f Sebring (AUS) x My Emotion (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
10
3.7
Lady Young
T: Tony McEvoy J: B Vorster 54
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Port Augusta (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
11
4.0
Miss Five Hundred
T: Peter Gelagotis J: J Noonan 54.5
3f Dundeel (NZ) x Cinque Cento (AUS) (Nothin' Leica Dane (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Hillside Thoroughbreds, Tabilk
B: Gelagotis Racing
12
4.3
Yulong Meteor
T: C Maher and D Eustace J: D Tourneur 54
3f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Gioe (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
B: Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd
13
4.7
Dunlani
T: Matthew Cumani J: Fred W Kersley 54
3f Dundeel (NZ) x Teralani (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Attunga Stud, Scone
B: Rolsworth Pty Ltd
14
5.9
Kenyan Wonder
T: Ryan Balfour J: D Dunn 54
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Msongari (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Oakford Thoroughbred Farm, Maldon
B: Ryan Balfour Racing
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $7,500
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: Inglis As Agent
15
6.2
French Response
T: M S Minervini J: J Maund 54
3f Dalakhani (IRE) x Freedom Belle (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Viking Bloodstock
16
7.7
Cosmic Alert
T: Will Clarken J: Todd Pannell 55
3f Star Witness (AUS) x Cosmic Rock (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
17
8.7
Queen Guinevere
T: S Fliedner J: Sairyn Fawke 54
3f Camelot (GB) x Curvaceous (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $13,500
V:Marquee Stud, Willow Tree
B: Riverina Downs
18
17.2
Havana Heat
T: Will Clarken J: Jake Toeroek 54
3f Shamus Award (AUS) x Joontoo Gemini (NZ) (Deputy Governor (USA))
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $62,500
V:Ferndale Farm Murrurundi NSW
B: Cameron Cooke Bloodstock