California Zimbol Highlights Loving Gaby Form
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 21

With a memorable win over subsequent dual Group I winner Loving Gaby in Melbourne last spring, I Am Invincible filly Cailfornia Zimbol always looked a great chance to win the Listed ATC Darby Munro Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday and duly lived up to expectation.

California Zimbol wins the Listed Darby Munro Stakes - image Steve Hart

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly improved on her first up third placing at the same venue two weeks ago, finishing with a well timed run for Brenton Avdulla to win by a neck.

“She showed her class today,” said Paul Snowden.

“She had that Loving Gaby form in the spring, so I think if we place her carefully now, we’ll get a good result.”

A $450,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Asian Bloodstock Services from the Yarraman Park draft, California Zimbol has the overall record of four wins and three placings from eight starts with prizemoney just shy of $350,000.

Foaled and raised at Yarraman, California Zimbol is a half-sister to stakes-winners From Within and Cruden Bay being the fifth winner from five to race from the good producing Anabaa (USA) mare Zimaretto.

Yarraman Park sold a yearling colt by Astern from Zimaretto at Magic Millions earlier this year for $725,000 to Asian Bloodstock Services, so he will also race for Hong Kong based owner Mr Liang as does California Zimbol.

The half-brother by Astern to California Zimbol sold for $725,000 at Magic Millions 2020


I Am Invincible in upcoming sales:
Darby Munro Stakes LR 1200m
Rosehill Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:10.42
California Zimbol
T: P & P Snowden J: B Avdulla 56.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Zimaretto (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $450,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Asian Bloodstock Services
Dawn Passage
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 58
3c Dawn Approach (IRE) x Raja Lane (AUS) (Devaraja (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: A Bott / G Waterhouse / Blue Sky Bloodstock P/L (FBAA)
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 56
3g Lonhro (AUS) x Kona (AUS) (New Approach (IRE))
Mirra Vision
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 54
3f Lonhro (AUS) x Mirrasalo (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Hawker Hurricane
T: M D Moroney J: M J Dee 57
3g Deep Field (AUS) x Bernarsini (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
Mo's Crown
T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara 56
3g Uncle Mo (USA) x Amber's Crown (AUS) (Excites (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $8,000
V:G Rapisarda Ayr Qld
B: Jason Coyle
T: Ms K Buchanan J: N Rawiller 56
3g Rubick (AUS) x Blitzem Belle (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Dirty Work
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: J B Mc Donald 56
3c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Maidel (AUS) (Ad Valorem (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $800,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Spendthrift Australia Pty Ltd
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