Astern Filly Wins G3 Scarborough Stakes

Tara Madgwick - Friday September 24

A stakes-winner last season at two, Astern filly Seradess stripped fitter at her second run back from a spell at Moonee Valley on Friday night, hitting the line hard for Luke Currie to win the Group III MVRC Scarborough stakes (1200m).

Trained by Mark and Levi Kavanagh, Seradess was slowly away when resuming and finishing fifth in a Listed race on September 11, but was on the job this time around.

Seradess wins the G3 Scarborough Stakes - image Pat Scala / Racing Photos

Seradess charged to the line to overhaul Godolphin runner Larkspur Run to win by a long head taking her overall record to three wins from four starts with prizemoney in excess of $200,000.





“She wasn’t quite wound up for her last run and took a lot improvement from that and she was ready to go today,” said Levi Kavanagh.

Purchased by her trainer for $50,000 out of the Mill Park Stud draft at the 2020 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale, Seradess is the best of two winners from four to race out of the accomplished racemare Obsidian Dragon.

A stakes-placed daughter of Hidden Dragon, Obsidian Dragon won nine and placed in eight of her 27 starts while banking $419,600.

A half-sister to two-time Listed stakes-winner Danedina, Obsidian Dragon has a yearling colt by Nicconi and has foaled this spring producing a filly by Magna Grecia (IRE).

Seardess is the first stakes-winner of the new season for Darley sire Astern, who won the Group I ATC Golden Rose in 2016.

He stands at Darley NSW this spring for a fee of $16,500.




Race Result - Piper-Heidsieck Scarborough Gr3 1200m

Moonee Valley Track: Good(3) Time: 1:10.57
T: Mark & Levi Kavanagh J: L Currie 56
3f Astern (AUS) x Obsidian Dragon (AUS) (Hidden Dragon (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: Mark Kavanagh Racing
Larkspur Run
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 56
3f Shamardal (USA) x Aspen (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Decent Raine
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 56
3f Dissident (AUS) x Royal Raine (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $40,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: Ciaron Maher Racing / Swettenham Stud / John Foote Bloodstock
Lavish Girl
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Teodore Nugent 56
3f Xtravagant (NZ) x Ends In Tears (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
T: R & M Freedman J: Jye McNeil 56
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Beethog (AUS) (Shovhog (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: James Harron Bloodstock/Freedman Brothers
Her Empire
T: Mark & Levi Kavanagh J: Fred W Kersley 56
3f Deep Field (AUS) x She's Not (AUS) (Falvelon (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $85,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Kavanagh Racing
Morning Melody
T: N J Harnett J: D Oliver 56
3f Spill The Beans (AUS) x Holly Bee (AUS) (Duporth (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $20,000
V:Briddon Park Thoroughbreds, Wantabadgery, NSW
B: N Harnett
Nice For What
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Damian Lane 56
3f Shalaa (IRE) x Bana Wu (GB) (Shirocco (GER))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Showcase $160,000
V:Shadow Hill Thoroughbreds, Avenel
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
All About Eve
T: Andrew Noblet J: D Moor 56
3f Star Turn (AUS) x Garden Of Eden (AUS) (Blackfriars (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $110,000
V:Rushton Park, Tatura
B: Andrew Noblet Racing / Carbine Thoroughbreds / Suman Hedge Bloodstock
Flying Evelyn
T: A & S Freedman J: B Prebble 56
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Champagne Run (USA) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone, NSW
B: John Sadler Racing
Tycoon Humma
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 56
3f Capitalist (AUS) x Humma Mumma (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $240,000
V:Flinders Park Stud, Flinders
B: Redgum Racing Pty Ltd
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