Astern Filly Seradess Romps in Tobin Bronze

Mark Smith - Saturday May 7

Seradess became the fifth winner of Morphettville's Group II Tobin Bronze Stakes (1200m) for trainer Mark Kavanagh when she led every step of the way under Craig Williams.

After stacking the field up, Willaims received an immediate response when letting the daughter of Astern stride coming around the home turn.

She drew away to defeat General Beau (Brazen Beau) by two and three-quarter lengths, with Bacchanalia (Exceed And Excel) a further three-quarter length back in third.

Now training in partnership with son Levi, Kavanagh won the race previously known as the Euclase Stakes and Yallambee Classic in 2004 Danabaa, 2005 Honalee, 2009 Champagne Harmony, and 2011 Shrapnel.

“She is owned in Adelaide and was born here, so we come back occasionally to have a bit of fun, Mark Kavanagh said.

“The ride was gold. She travelled so well, first-time blinkers – just magnificent.”

The winner of the Group III MVRC Scarborough Stakes and Listed SAJC Cinderella Stakes, Seradess advances her record to four wins and two thirds from nine starts with earnings of $378,825.

Seridess a $50,000 Adelaide Magic Millions yearling

Purchased by her trainer for $50,000 out of the Mill Park Stud draft at the 2020 Adelaide Yearling Sale, Seradess is a half-sister to Grahame Begg’s talented Written Tycoon mare Rose Quartz.

The 3yo daughter of Astern is out of the accomplished racemare Obsidian Dragon, a stakes-placed daughter of Hidden Dragon who won nine and placed in eight of her 27 starts while banking $419,600.

A half-sister to two-time Listed stakes-winner Danedina (Danehill Dancer), Obsidian Dragon has a yearling colt foal by Nicconi and a weanling filly by Magna Grecia (IRE).

She was covered by Astern last spring.



Race Result - Tobin Bronze Stakes Gr2 1200m

Morphettville Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:11.77
T: Mark & Levi Kavanagh J: Craig Williams 55.5
3f Astern (AUS) x Obsidian Dragon (AUS) (Hidden Dragon (AUS))
General Beau
T: M J Ellerton J: D Moor 57.5
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Phosphorescence (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 57.5
3g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Thalia (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
Manhatten Times
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: John Allen 57.5
3g Manhattan Rain (AUS) x Daily Flyer (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Extremely Lucky
T: Will Clarken J: M Zahra 57.5
3g Extreme Choice (AUS) x Tamarind Lane (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
T: R & C Jolly J: Jake Toeroek 57.5
3g Headwater (AUS) x Miss Cooper (AUS) (Medaglia D'Oro (USA))
Sneaky Five
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ms L J Meech 55.5
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Small Minds (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $525,000
V:Goldin Farms, Angaston, SA
B: Tony Fung Investments/Annabel Neasham Racing
Magic Max
T: G Richards & D Moyle J: Lachlan Neindorf 57.5
3g Magnus (AUS) x Vain Sonata (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
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