Libertini Bounds into Everest Contention

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 3

Everest betting was thrown into turmoil after the Group II ATC Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on Saturday when favourite Nature Strip was beaten out of a place while  I Am Invincible mare Libertini cruised past Classique Legend to win with ease.

Libertini bounds into Everest calculation - image Steve Hart

Trained by Anthony Cummings, Libertini has always shown glimmers of greatness and she delivered on that potential with this scintillating performance.

Before the race, her trainer declared she had plenty of room for improvement and was not at her peak as he was hoping to have her at her best for the Everest in two weeks time… if she was given the opportunity to run.

There seems no doubt now she’ll be running in the Everest, as even short of her best, Libertini was able to demolish a top class field under Regan Bayliss to win by two lengths in 1:07.60, a time only just short of Yes Yes Yes’s course record he set when winning the Everest last year.


Chris Waller Racing and James Harron still have to fill their vacancies for the Everest and Libertini is now a prime contender.

"I thought she was capable of winning The Everest last year and hopefully we get to prove the point this year," Cummings said.

"She just has to go home eat up and do well and back it up in two weeks time."

Libertini runs for Gerry Harvey and John Singleton and has the impressive record of five wins and three placings second from 10 starts with prizemoney topping $840,000.

Libertini leaves them in the dust!

Her career was disrupted earlier this year through a niggling injury that resulted in a lengthy spell, but all things going well it would be nice to think we’re going to see a lot more of Libertini, who is a serious blueblood.

She is the best of three winners from Group I ATC Coolmore Classic winner Aloha, a half-sister by Encosta de Lago to the dam of Group II winner My Emotion from the family of Group I ATC Champagne Stakes winner Seabrook.

Gerry Harvey will be pleased to see Libertini achieving so much as Aloha has a two year-old filly by I Am Invincible to follow and a yearling colt by the same sire and is back in foal to him again.

Yarraman Park's super sire I Am Invincible has had some seriously good Group I sprinting mares in Loving Gaby and Viddora and Libertini will be adding her name to that list.

If Libertini can win the Everest, it may be just what her sire I Am Invincible needs to propel him to his first Australian Champion Sire title after chasing Snitzel home for the past three seasons in second place.



Race Result - Premiere Stakes Gr2 1200m

Randwick Track: Good(4) Time: 1:07.60
T: A J Cummings J: Regan Bayliss 56.5
4m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Aloha (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
I Am Invincible
Classique Legend
T: L J Bridge J: K Mc Evoy 58.5
5g Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Pinocchio (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks
B: C Size
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 58.5
6g Denman (AUS) x Defrock (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
Nature Strip
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 58.5
6g Nicconi (AUS) x Strikeline (AUS) (Desert Sun (GB))
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: N Rawiller 58.5
4h Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Bahia (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
T: Joseph Pride J: B Avdulla 56.5
5m So You Think (NZ) x Jarada (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $120,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Tricolours Racing & Syndications Pty Ltd
Signore Fox
T: P & P Snowden J: J Penza 58.5
5h Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Sharp Susan (USA) (Touch Gold (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: Snowden Racing
Lord Von Costa
T: Ms D Scott J: B Mc Dougall 58.5
8g Von Costa De Hero (AUS) x Cashed Up Lady (AUS) (Dash For Cash (AUS))
Stallion Parade
More Reading...
Australian Buyers Active at Tattersalls Horses in Training
The second session of the Tattersalls Horses in Training Sale is underway with Chris Waller Racing securing two high priced lots and Paul Moroney Bloodstock and partners securing another.
Accessible and Affordable
The business of making champion stallions is a lucrative one and Australia is undoubtedly the best place in the world to find bang for buck in terms of sourcing quality colts that are the raw material from which countless millions are made.
Sires With Winners - Tuesday October 27
Here is the full list of 23 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
First Season Sire Form Guide
Audience interest in the topic of first season sires and which will be the leader by individual winners come July 31, 2021 has led us to look a little closer at the leading contenders, so if you are thinking of having a flutter with Ladbrokes then read on.
Press Statement Filly Goes Two for Two
Progressive three-year-old Hold The Press maintained her unbeaten raceday record with a slick front-running performance at Trentham on Sunday.
Dundeel Colt Ready for Derby
While Flying Start Syndications Director Cameron Bennett is disappointed he won’t be able to be on course to watch Let’s Karaka Deel in the Gr.1 Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington on Saturday, he is over the moon to have a strong contender in the race.
Winning Rupert 2YOs On Track for Ballarat MM Clockwise Classic
Two jump outs at Ballarat on Tuesday morning for juveniles preparing for the annual Magic Millions Clockwise Classic at Ballarat in November were both won by youngsters sired by Newgate Farm’s young gun Winning Rupert.
Juvenile Trial Watch – Warwick Farm
The most expensive Australian yearling sired by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah (USA) made it two trial wins from two outings when he won easily at Warwick Farm on Tuesday morning on the polytrack.
Weekend European Stakes Double for Pride of Dubai
Pride of Dubai is the reigning Champion Australian First Crop Sire and the dual Group I winning son of Street Cry is also making his presence felt in the Northern Hemisphere where he has sired more stakes-winners than any other first season sire this year in Europe.
Karaka Graduate Wins Lion City Cup
Westbury Stud graduate Inferno put on what looked to be an exhibition gallop when running away with the S$400,000 Lion City Cup (1200m) at Kranji on Sunday.