A Class Above

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday August 5

Four year-old Sebring mare Emeralds contested some of the best three year-old fillies races last season and was never beaten far, so always looked a good thing in a Benchmark 72 race at Canterbury on a Wednesday.

Sent out a hot favourite at her second run back from a spell, the John Sargent trained mare bolted clear to win the 1250m assignment by more than three lengths under James McDonald.


She was a class above them and just needed this confidence booster,” said McDonald.

“She competed against some of the best three year-old fillies last season, so was always going to improve going forward.

“I’d say John Sargent will have a lot of fun with her.”

A homebred for Jonathan Munz, she passed in shy of her $150,000 reserve at Inglis Easter and has no won over $100,000 with two wins from 10 starts and the promise of a lot more to come.

Emeralds is the first foal of the imported Aga Khan bred mare Doulmera (USA), a half-sister by Mr Greeley to Group I winner Dalkala from Group III winner Daltaya.

Doulmera has a two year-old filly by Snitzel and a yearling colt by Pierro, but will have no foal this year after slipping to Dundeel.


Sebring is the sire of Emeralds.



Race Result - Too Darn Hot @ Darley (Bm72) 1250m

Canterbury Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:15.82
T: J G Sargent J: J B Mc Donald 58
4m Sebring (AUS) x Doulmera (USA) (Mr. Greeley (USA))
T: J A O'Shea J: Ms L Day 55.5
4m Hallowed Crown (AUS) x Polar Success (AUS) (Success Express (USA))
Empress Bea
T: R J Quinton J: S Clipperton 55.5
4m Deep Field (AUS) x King's Ballet (NZ) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $14,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: Empire Racing P/L
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 58
5m Snitzel (AUS) x Sananda (IRE) (Anabaa (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: David Redvers/Mulcaster Bloodstock
Feel The Knight
T: Matthew Dale J: Tommy Berry 57.5
5g Knight Exemplar (AUS) x Look And Feel (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
T: G A Ryan J: K Mc Evoy 60.5
5g Your Song (AUS) x Fornini (AUS) (Stravinsky (USA))
Green Mountain
T: M J Dunn J: Tim Clark 57.5
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Berengaria (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Magus Equine
T: John Bateman J: Brock Ryan 58
6g Reliable Man (GB) x Cross Rate (IRE) (Green Tune (USA))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Bradbury Park
B: John Thompson Racing/Proven Thoroughbreds
Napoleon Solo
T: P & P Snowden J: G Boss 60.5
5g Uncle Mo (USA) x Derelique (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
Your Witness
T: J C Coyle J: Rachel King 54
8g Star Witness (AUS) x Hairpin (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
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