Third Stakes Win for Beneteau's Ocean Embers

Mark Smith - Tuesday November 7

The 5-year-old Beneteau mare Ocean Embers earned a third stakes win in Tuesday's Listed Mss Security Sprint down the straight at Flemington.

The field split in two divisions and the grandstand side was the place to be.

Unplaced in four starts since winning the Group III Bow Mistress Stakes at, Ocean Embers powered home under Nikita Beriman to win by a length from Faatinah (Nicconi) with I Thought So (So You Think) a neck back in third. (photo Grant Courtney)

The three placegetters came down the grandstand side.

Trained by Shea Eden at Cranbourne, Ocean Embers advances her record to 6 wins and 1 second from 16 starts with earnings of $412,050.

"We've always had great faith in this horse and her ability. She's only lightly raced," Beriman said.

"Last starts she got run off her feet over the 1000m I really thought the 1200m would suit with a bit of give in the track."

Bred by Arrowfield Group and Jungle Pocket Pty Ltd, Ocean Embers was a $23,000 purchase by her trainer out of the Cornerstone Stud draft at the 2014 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling sale.

A half-sister to three winners including the Japanese Group III winner Fireflaught (Special Week), Ocean Embers is the eighth foal of the Tabasco Cat mare Burningwood a 3-time winner in Japan and a daughter of the US Grade II winner Wood So (Baederwood).

Burningwood has a yearling filly by Smart Missile and a filly foal by Panzer Division.

Beneteau left 136 live foals from his only two crops before his death in January 2013.


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