Promising young stallion Artie Schiller (USA) provided further joy for Emirates Park Stud, his new home this spring, when his four-year-old daughter Lady Melksham captured Saturday's Group 3 W.W.Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
It was the fifth Australian conceived stakes-winner for the Breeders' Cup Mile hero and the fourth from his first crop.
The winner of her first three starts Lady Melksham finished third in the Listed Creswick Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on June 9 and was given over two months off.
With Glenn Boss back in the saddle, Lady Melksham bravely held the challenge of the Peter Moody-trained Le Societe (Anabaa) by a long-neck with Darley's Glows (Canny Lad) a length and a quarter back in third.
Trainer John Sadler revealed he has close ties with the family of Lady Melksham.
"It was a really important win for the stable and for the owners," Sadler said. "I trained her grand-dam and she was my first Group winner, Goblet, many years ago (the 1987 SAJC Queen Of The Turf Stakes). Too many years ago actually.
"(Part-owner) Ian Bell raced her so it means a lot to win this race today.
"We only planned to give her two or three runs this campaign. I was hopeful of getting on a little bit better ground.
"It will be interesting to see how these horses generally come out of today. We'll be pretty careful with her, as to whether she has another run or whether she might go out and tackle something a little later in the spring.
"We'll just leave our options open at the moment."
Lady Melksham takes her overall record to 3 wins and 1 third from 4 starts foe earninbgs of $204,638
A half-sister to the stakes-placed Poised To Win (More Than Ready), Lady Melksham is the sixth foal of the unraced Keltrice mare Oak Park Carashan who has a yearling filly by Dylan Thomas. She missed to Danzero last year.