Shamus Award's Enchanted Heart Captures Takeover Target

Mark Smith - Saturday May 8

Shamus Award celebrated a fee increase to $33,000 at Rosemont Stud in the forthcoming season when Enchanted Heart became his 13th stakes-winner following a barnstorming win in Saturday’s Listed Takeover Target Stakes at Gosford.

Enchanted Heart (image Steve Hart)

With Jason Collett in the saddle, the Kris Lees-trained mare defeated Snitz (Snitzel) by a half-length with a further three-quarter of a length back to Easy Eddie (Super Easy) in third.

With her first stakes win, the Australian Bloodstock colour-bearer advanced her record to eight wins, two seconds and two thirds from 18 starts with earnings of $376,105.

“With that type of track today and getting a lovely cart into the race off a good tempo and a lovely ride by Jason, she got the job done,” Kris Lees said.
“ It might not have been the strongest Takeover Target, but they can’t take that off her CV. She is a nice mare going forward over the winter, and we will consider Brisbane if we can find the right race and ground for her.”

Purchased by Australian Bloodstock for $80,000 out of the Golden Grove Stud draft at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, Enchanted Heart is the best of two winners from three to race out of the Show A Heart mare Shattered Heart.

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ster to the Group II WATC Karrakatta Plate winner Luke’s Luck, Shattered Heart has a yearling colt by Shamus Award and was one of just three mares to visit the Kingmambo stallion King Cugat (USA) in 2019. She left a colt and was bred back to Addictive Nature last spring.

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Race Result - Takeover Target LR 1200m

Gosford Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:11.67
1
Enchanted Heart
T: K A Lees J: J R Collett 54
4m Shamus Award (AUS) x Shattered Heart (NZ) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $80,000
V:Golden Grove Stud, Denman
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
2
0.5
Snitz
T: M J Dunn J: Tim Clark 57
6g Snitzel (AUS) x Tickle My (AUS) (Perugino (USA))
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $140,000
V:Victorian Bloodstock Mornington Vic
B: Jim Kennedy
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $75,000
V:Basinghall Farm, Nagambie
B: Inglis As Agent
3
1.3
Easy Eddie
T: Joseph Pride J: J Parr 58
6g Super Easy (NZ) x Twin Town (GB) (Halling (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $55,000
V:Two Bays Farm, Flinders
B: Pride Racing
4
1.8
Signore Fox
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 59
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
5
5.2
Grand Piano
T: John Thompson J: Rachel King 54
4g Lord Kanaloa (JPN) x African Piano (JPN) (Deep Impact (JPN))
MM National Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Dermot Farrington
6
5.5
Catesby
T: Grant Allard J: J Ford 54
6g Shamardal (USA) x Mannington (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
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