Shamus Award's Sovereign Award Opens Stakes Account

Mark Smith - Wednesday October 14

The Danny O'Brien-trained pair of Sovereign Award and Fabric were the first two out of the barriers and the first two home in Wednesday's Group II Catanach's Ladies' Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield.

Sovereign Award gets there in time (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

Jamie Kah waited until the last possible moment before asking Sovereign Award for the supreme effort. The daughter of Shamus Award found enough to defeat her stubborn stablemate Fabric Ocean Park) by a long-neck with a short-head back to the fast-finishing Chaillot (Testa Rossa) in third.

Bred by Golden Grove Stud Farm, Sovereign Award advances her record to seven wins and three seconds from 15 starts with earnings of $347,175.

“She’s really clicked with Jamie Kah. She has had two rides on her now for two wins,” O’Brien said.

“She has been a challenging mare, so credit to everyone at home that has persisted with her. You could have long odd that she ould be a stakes winner twelve months ago.

“She is from the first crop of Shamus Award who has had a fantastic Caulfield cup week with two stakes-winners last Saturday and another one today.

“We will think about it (the Empire Rose) or we will possibly go back to Moonee Valley (Tesio Stakes) on Saturday week. She does love The Valley. But she’s in a rare vein of form so we certainly won’t be turning her out.”

Sovereign Award (Pat Scala/Racing Photos)

From the first crop of her Cox Plate winning sire, Sovereign Award is the best or two winners out of the 6-time winning Show a Heart mare Sovereign Charm  whose dam Rollover (Flying Spur) is a half-sister to Listed winner Potential (Southern Appeal) and the stakes-placed Talk To Angels (Don’t Say Halo), the dam of  stakes-winner Magic Heaven.

Sovereign Charm has a yearling colt by Shamus Award and was not covered last spring.

Sovereign Award becomes the ninth stakes-winner for Shamus Award (Snitzel) who had another promising winner on the card with the 3yo colt Embolism Embolism who is also trained by O’Brien.



Race Result - Ladies' Day Vase Gr3 1600m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:37.25
Sovereign Award
T: D T O'Brien J: Jamie Kah 55
5m Shamus Award (AUS) x Sovereign Charm (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
T: D T O'Brien J: Craig Williams 55
5m Ocean Park (NZ) x Haberdashery (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
T: Archie Alexander J: Declan Bates 55
4m Testa Rossa (AUS) x Mary Of Modena (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Testa Rossa
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $25,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Alexander Racing/McKeever Bloodstock
Missile Mantra
T: P & P Snowden J: Damian Lane 55
4m Smart Missile (AUS) x Wecansay Mak (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $30,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Triple Crown Syndications Pty Ltd
T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver 57
4m Epaulette (AUS) x Icy Heels (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $240,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Robert Anderson
One More Try
T: Matthew Cumani J: John Allen 55
6m Dane Shadow (AUS) x Belzain (AUS) (Woodman (USA))
Ocean's Thirteen
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: L Currie 55
4m Ocean Park (NZ) x Really Reputable (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $75,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock
Spanish Reef
T: K & K Keys J: M Zahra 57
7m Lope De Vega (IRE) x Lemon Reef (USA) (Lemon Drop Kid (USA))
Affair To Remember
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: Michael Poy 55
4m Toronado (IRE) x St Trinians (AUS) (Black Hawk (GB))
Red Heeler
T: M C Kent J: L Nolen 55
5m Redwood (GB) x Cattledog (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: R D Griffiths J: Jye McNeil 55
5m Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Fidele (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: Griffiths Racing/Peter Ford T'breds/McKeever B'stock
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