First Australian Stakes Winner For Americain
Mark Smith - Saturday February 29

Melbourne Cup hero Americain (USA) was represented by his first stakes winner in Australia when apprentice Kayla Crowther guided the Shane Oxlade-trained mare Eperdument to a hard-fought win in Saturday’s Group III Medallion Lord Reims Stakes (2600m) at Morphettville.

Given a positive ride by Crowther, Eperdument tracked the freewheeling favourite Heart Of Grace (JPN) but was put to an all-out drive 600 metres out.

After shaking off Heart Of Grace (JPN), Eperdument held the fast-finishing Master Chum (Clangalang) by a long-head with Heart Of Grace (JPN) (Heart's Cry) two and a quarter lengths back in third.

A $46,000 purchase by part owner Francesco Sghirripa from the Cornerstone Stud draft at the 2016 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, Eperdument advances her record to 7 wins, 4 seconds and 2 thirds from 35 starts with earnings of $244,320.Eperdument  as a yearling

Eperdument is the first foal of the unraced Redoute’s Choice mare Cislunar who was purchased out of the Darley draft for $20,000 at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Broodmare Sale before selling again at the 2019 Inglis Great Southern Sale for just $6,000.

Not a lot wrong with her pedigree page either. She is a three-quarter sister to the champion Miss Finland.

She has a 2yo colt, yearling filly and colt foal by Cornerstone Stud’s former shuttler Free Eagle.

Eperdument is the first stakes-winner in Australia for Americain (USA) who also sired Causeforcommotion who won the Possibly Perfect Stakes at Santa Anita.



Americain in upcoming sales:
Medallion Lord Reims Stakes Gr3 2600m
Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 2:44.31
T: T T Oxlade J: Kayla Crowther 53
5m Americain (USA) x Cislunar (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $46,000
V:Cornerstone Stud Angaston SA
B: Francesco Sghirripa
Master Chum
T: R H Wilkinson J: Eran Boyd 56.5
5g Clangalang (AUS) x Flying Foxtrot (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
Heart Of Grace
T: Anthony Freedman J: Damien Thornton 53
5m Heart's Cry (JPN) x Scarlet Ring (JPN) (Symboli Kris S (USA))
Turf Man
T: J E Hickmott J: Sairyn Fawke 55
5g Turffontein (AUS) x Bags Of Wheat (AUS) (Mugharreb (USA))
Liberty Lover
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: Jerry Chau 53
4m Rebel Raider (AUS) x Khandallah (AUS) (Kitten's Joy (USA))
Sophie's Revenge
T: Symon Wilde J: D Tourneur 53
6m Saxon (AUS) x Speed Up (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
See The Master
T: Grant Young J: J Holder 55
6g Dutch Art (GB) x See Emily Play (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))
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