First Stakes-Winner for Shamus Award
Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 13
Widden Stud's Cox Plate winner Shamus Award posted his first stakes-winner on Saturday when progressive three year-old Classix Weiwei took out the Listed SAJC Port Adelaide Guineas over 1800 metres.

Shamus AwardThe Tony McEvoy trained gelding had looked good in easier races at Balaklava and Gawler and handled the rise to Black Type company with ease. He zoomed home from a long way back in the field for Barend Vorster to win by a long neck

The Group I SAJC South Australian Derby (2500m) next month is a likely target for Classic Weiwei, who is making rapid progress this preparation.

Classic Weiwei was a $230,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Little Wych draft for McEvoy Mitchell Racing and has now won three of four starts earning over $86,000 in prizemoney.

Bred by Fran Ovenstone, Classic Weiwei is a half-brother to Group I winner and $1.3 million earner Mourinho and Group III winner Molto Bene so is the third stakes-winner from terrific producer Benevolent, who has left six winners from seven runners.

Benevolent has a weanling colt by Sebring and was covered by So You Think last spring.


Dominant Port Adelaide Guineas LR 1800m
Morphettville Track: Good(4) Time: 1:51.14
1
0.4
Classic Weiwei
T: Tony McEvoy J: B Vorster 57.5
3g Shamus Award (AUS) x Benevolent (NZ) (Generous (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Little Wych Bathurst NSW
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing P/L
2
0.4
Head Noises
T: M C Kent J: Beau Mertens 55.5
3f Sebring (AUS) x Sachariste (USA) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
3
0.6
Star Status
T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Raquel Clark 57.5
3g Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Starmon (NZ) (Monolith (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: L Macdonald
4
1.6
Mint To Be
T: Chris Bieg J: Ms C Jones 57.5
3g Mint Lane (USA) x Fredericia (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Willow Grove Stud Woodside SA
B: Chris Bieg Racing Pty Ltd
5
2.9
Tongsai Boss
T: John Hyam J: D Dunn 57.5
3g Street Boss (USA) x Tongsai Bay (AUS) (Desert Prince (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2 $30,000
V:Yarran Thoroughbreds, Seymour
B: Cameron Cooke Bloodstock
6
3.0
Ridgewood Drive
T: Anthony Freedman J: J Maskiell 57.5
3g Sebring (AUS) x Parfaits (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Torryburn Stud, Torryburn
B: Freedman Brothers Pty Ltd
7
3.7
Splash Some Cash
T: David Page J: J Potter 57.5
3g Good Journey (USA) x Spurlash (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
8
4.0
Ice Ghost
T: G V Richards J: D Tourneur 57.5
3g Bradbury's Luck (AUS) x Ghost Story (JPN) (Dance In The Dark (JPN))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $42,000
V:Glenlogan Park Innisplain Qld
B: Gordon Richards Racing
9
4.3
White Heath
T: L Macdonald and A Gluyas J: Todd Pannell 57.5
3g Dalakhani (IRE) x Perfect Kiss (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
10
5.6
Taberna
T: T Rogers J: R J Hurdle 55.5
3f Domesday (AUS) x La Carmencita (AUS) (Rancho Ruler (AUS))
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $9,000
V:Ballarto Lodge, Koo Wee Rup
B: The Media Banc Pty Ltd
11
6.1
Resurge
T: Tony McEvoy J: J Holder 57.5
3g So You Think (NZ) x Redaluca's Gaze (AUS) (Intergaze (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Redbank North Pty Ltd/Huntworth Stud Harden NSW
B: First Light/McEvoy Mitchell Rcg/Paul Willetts
12
6.9
Elusive Rose
T: Peter Hardacre J: Declan Bates 55.5
3f Camelot (GB) x Elusive Doll (AUS) (Bellotto (USA))
13
7.2
Pina
T: M C Kent J: Fred W Kersley 55.5
3f Reset (AUS) x Estrela Flicka (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
14
8.0
Pieropan
T: Henry Dwyer J: Jye McNeil 57.5
3g Pierro (AUS) x Danevade (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
15
10.2
Medieval Miss
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Jake Toeroek 55.5
3f Camelot (GB) x Tellora (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $38,000
V:Marquee Stud, Willow Tree, NSW
B: Champion Thoroughbreds Victoria
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $8,000
V:Rothwell Park Murrurundi NSW
B: Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
16
11.1
Tatunka
T: R F Donat J: J Noonan 57.5
3g Redente (AUS) x Paramytha (AUS) (Tuscany Flyer (AUS))
17
16.8
Awaytoff
T: Andrew Payne J: H Coffey 57.5
3g Toorak Toff (AUS) x Broadway Ellie (USA) (Street Cry (IRE))
18
19.0
Big Buds
T: Bill Papazaharoudakis J: S Cahill 57.5
3g Barbados (AUS) x Sundiva (NZ) (Danzero (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Book 2 $6,000
V:Ducatoon Park Kadina SA
B: Batters Racing