Marboosha Ambushes Them in the Incognitus Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday March 6

The three-year-old Dream Ahead (USA) filly Marboosha showed she will be competitive at the highest level this autumn following a barnstorming win in Saturday’s Listed Incognitus Stakes (1100m) at Flemington.

Marboosha gets a pat from Dean Yendall (image Grant Courtney)

Making her first start since finishing second in the Group III Red Roses Stakes last spring, Marboosha burst between runners under Dean Yendell to win running away by one and a quarter lengths from the I Am Invincible filly Supreme Idea with the consistent Pride Of Dubai filly Bella Nipotina three-quarters of a length back in third.

It was the first stakes win for the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained filly advancing her record to three wins, two seconds and a third from six starts with earnings of $195,775.


Stable representative Andrew Angelone was excited for the filly’s future.

“Peter and Paul were very happy with her trials,” he said.

 “She got a lovely run in behind them. She just relaxed, settled and definitely got the experience from last time, which definitely helped her. She got the split late and exploded through.

“Peter and Paul wouldn’t have sent her down if she wasn’t ready to go. They obviously know what they’re doing.

“It’s good for the connections to get this result. She’s got a bright future.”

Good girl (image Grant Courtney)

A homebred for Emirates Park, Marboosha is the first foal of the unraced Exceed And Excel mare Boomex.

A daughter of the Group II STC Reisling Slipper Trial Stakes and Group II Silver Slipper Stakes runner-up Boom Time Savings (Secret Savings), Boomex has a yearling filly by Flying Artie that was purchased by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock for $130,000 at the Gold Coast in January.

After foaling a No Nay Never colt last spring, Boomex was covered by I Am Invincible.

Marboosha becomes the 30th stakes-winner for Dream ahead (USA) who shuttled to Emirates park for seven seasons (2012-18).


Race Result - Incognitus Stakes LR 1100m

Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 1:03.72
T: P & P Snowden J: D Yendall 54.5
3f Dream Ahead (USA) x Boomex (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Supreme Idea
T: A & S Freedman J: D Oliver 54.5
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Sweet Sister (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
I Am Invincible
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Glastonbury Farms, Scone
B: Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock
Bella Nipotina
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: W Pike 56.5
3f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Bella Orfana (AUS) (Star Witness (AUS))
Pride Of Dubai
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $80,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: Lindsay Park Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock / Mt Hallowell Stud
Oxley Road
T: P G Moody J: L Nolen 58
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Bonnie Mac (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $125,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Stephen Gray
Mozzie Monster
T: J D Sadler J: M J Dee 54
3f Sebring (AUS) x Valentine Miss (AUS) (Danetime (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: David Digney
Zesty Belle
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Craig Williams 54
3f Denman (AUS) x Autumn Zest (AUS) (King's Best (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $35,000
V:Two Bays Farm, Flinders
B: First Light Racing / Ellerton Zahra Racing Pty Ltd \ Paul Willets
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Walker 54
3f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Fontiton (AUS) (Turffontein (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Mick Price Racing/Suman Hedge Bloodstock
T: L & T Corstens J: Jamie Kah 61
3c Zoustar (AUS) x Vanilla Ice Cream (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Westbury Stud Ltd Karaka NZ
B: Flemington Bloodstock/Malua Racing
Forever Free
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 55
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Soaressa (AUS) (Twining (USA))
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