Sebring Mare Hits Top Form in G2 O’Shea
Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 2
Winless since taking out the Group I BRC Queensland Oaks last year, quality Sebring mare Egg Tart indicated a return to peak form was imminent with a last start second in the Group I BRC Doomben Cup and went one better today.

Egg Tart - Darryl ShererSent out favourite for the Group II BRC PJ O'Shea Stakes over 2200 metres at weight-for-age, the Chris Waller trained Egg Tart showed her class at the Sunshine Coast.

She zoomed to the line for Leigh Innes to win by two and a half lengths taking her overall record to seven wins and three placings from 17 starts with prizemoney of $1.1 million.

"She's a classy mare," said stable representative Paul Shailer.

"We brought her here to test her at the distance and she did us proud.

"The Doomben Cup was her real target, so today was a bit of an afterthought to test her at the distance. I think Chris has the Caulfield Cup in the back of his mind for her."

Egg Tart was a modest $40,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Jorson Farm draft for Anton Koolman and Heritage Thoroughbreds, who enjoyed success with this year's Queensland Oaks winner Youngstar.

She is the best of two winners from unraced Mrs Windsor, a half-sister to Heart Ruler and daughter of Born to Be Queen, who both won the Group I AJC The Metropolitan over 2400 metres.

Mrs Windsor is also a half-sister to Group I AJC Spring Champion Stakes winner Coronation Day, so it's no surprise Egg Tart has emerged as a very smart stayer.

Mrs Windsor died last year and Egg Tart is her only daughter.

Egg Tart is the 12th Australian stakes-winner this season for Sebring, who stands this spring at Widden at a fee of $66,000.



Bradford Insulation P.J O'Shea Gr2 2200m
Sunshine Coast Track: Soft(6) Time: 2:20.70
1
2.5
Egg Tart
T: C J Waller J: L G Innes 57
4m Sebring (AUS) x Mrs Windsor (AUS) (King's Best (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $40,000
V:Jorson Farm, South Burnett, Qld
B: Anton Koolman Bloodstock / Hermitage Thoroughbreds $40,000
2
2.5
Tradesman
T: D K Weir J: D Yendall 59
6g Trade Fair (GB) x Virelay (AUS) (Laranto (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Session 2 $57,500
V:Toreby Park
B: TODD HARVEY $57,500
3
2.6
Megablast
T: N W Tiley J: D J Browne 59
6g Shinko King (IRE) x Thirst (NZ) (Desert Sun (GB))
4
4.1
Smart As You Think
T: John McArdle J: James Orman 57
4m So You Think (NZ) x Satirical Lady (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Slade Bloodstock $260,000
5
6.6
Gallic Chieftain
T: D K Weir J: J Lloyd 59
5h Tamayuz (GB) x Katerini (FR) (Cacique (IRE))
6
7.4
Kaharau
T: K and L Rae and K Williams-Tuhoro J: Ms L G Cheshire 59
6g Ad Valorem (USA) x Mon Jolie (NZ) (Montjeu (IRE))
7
9.9
Karavali
T: K A Lees J: M J Walker 57
4m Nadeem (AUS) x Just Diamonds (NZ) (No Excuse Needed (GB))
8
13.2
Man Of His Word
T: Bruce Hill J: M Cahill 59
5g Lope De Vega (IRE) x Mandalina (AUS) (Fasliyev (USA))
MM National Yearling Sale Select Session $10,000
V:Patinack Farm, Hunter Valley, NSW
B: Bruce Hill $10,000