Seradess Goes Coast to Coast in Proud Miss Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday May 21

The Mark and Levi Kavanagh-trained filly Seradess showed her facile win in the Group II Tobin Bronze Stakes was no fluke with an equally dominant performance in Saturday’s Group III Proud Miss Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.

Taking control of the race from the time they left the barriers, Craig Williams led at every call on the daughter of Astern to defeat the I Am Invincible filly I Am Bene by two and three-quarter lengths with the Not A Single Doubt filly Gimmie Par a further three-quarter of a length back in third.

With wins in the Group III MVRC Scarborough Stakes and Listed SAJC Cinderella Stakes already in the bag, Seradess advances her record to five wins and two thirds from ten starts with earnings of $448,095.

Seradess (image Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

Mark Kavanagh said he considered running Seradess in the Goodwood.

“She was dominant; we might have a look at the Goodwood next year,” Kavanagh said.

“Statistics said only three 3yos have won the Goodwood, and none came through the Tobin Bronze.

“We were reluctant to put the blinkers on as she is only a fine little filly, a little mouse hen we bought her.

“We have been gentle with her with short preparations. She is four in August so it is time to put the foot down. She is on her way now.

“I never plot a course for the spring in May. We will wait and see where she takes us.”


  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 - Proud Miss Stakes Gr3 1200m

Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.53
T: Mark & Levi Kavanagh J: Craig Williams 56.5
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
I Am Bene
T: A J Clarken J: P Gatt 54
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Molto Bene (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
I Am Invincible
Gimmie Par
T: P G Moody J: B Mc Dougall 55.5
3f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Naturale (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Another Award
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: J Holder 55.5
4m Shamus Award (AUS) x El Milagro (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $150,000
V:Willow Grove Stud Woodside SA
B: Macdonald Gluyas Racing
Bless Her
T: Clayton Douglas J: Jamie Kah 55.5
5m Street Boss (USA) x Blessit (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Maluka Thoroughbreds, Kilmore
B: TD Wilson
Poysed To Rein
T: R & C Jolly J: Jake Toeroek 55.5
6m Sepoy (AUS) x Morning Cloud (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis June (Early) Online Sale $20,000
V:Richard Jolly Racing (as agent)
B: I Katz
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Turangga Farm, Scone
B: Richard Jolly Racing
Miss Albania
T: P Koumis J: John Allen 55.5
5m Magnus (AUS) x Little Artist (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $125,000
V:Sun Stud, Kerrie
B: J Williams
Aray Of Sunshine
T: R H Wilkinson J: Callan Murray 55.5
6m Ambidexter (AUS) x Arayofgrey (AUS) (Stargazer (NZ))
Pimm's Party
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas J: Jessica Eaton 55.5
4m Street Boss (USA) x Champagne Jane (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
Energy Within
T: Tom Dabernig J: D Moor 55.5
4m Toronado (IRE) x Hidden Energy (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Luna Cat
T: Ben & J D Hayes J: M J Dee 54
3f Puissance De Lune (IRE) x Gauze (AUS) (Ad Valorem (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa, Vic
B: Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bloodstock
T: Tom Dabernig J: Kayla Crowther 54
3f Pierro (AUS) x Dizzy Diva (AUS) (Starspangledbanner (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks
B: John Foote Bloodstock
Smokin' Val
T: Jon O'Connor J: B Vorster 55.5
4m Valentia (AUS) x Smokin' Al (AUS) (Al Samer (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 2 $20,000
V:Cornerstone Stud Angaston SA
B: Kim Harrison & Jon O'Connor
T: Chris Bieg J: D Tourneur 55.5
4m Rich Enuff (AUS) x Balsamico (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Woodside Park Stud Tylden Vic
B: Ryan Balfour Racing
Lady Pavli Chenko
T: T T Oxlade J: Will Price 55.5
5m Shooting To Win (AUS) x Capital Commander (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Princess Park Thoroughbred Farm Pty Ltd Nagambie Vic
B: Shane Oxlade Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $70,000
V:Aquis Farm Wonglepong Qld
B: Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)
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