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I Am A Star Wins Gr2 Stocks Stakes

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

 Mrgn.Runners
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J: B Melham
T: S P Nichols
W: 56.5 kgs
S: I Am Invincible
D: Star Band
0.4L
J: T Angland
T: J F Moloney
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Hinchinbrook
D: Maritess
0.9L
J: D Yendall
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 57 kgs
S: Not A Single Doubt
D: Get Ready Bertie
2.4L
J: J Mott
T: John McArdle
W: 56.5 kgs
S: So You Think
D: Satirical Lady

At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a Group race success when 4YO bay mare I Am A Star (I Am Invincible-Star Band, by Dixieland Band) returned to her brilliant best when scoring a front-running win in the $200,000 Gr2 Stocks Stakes (1600m) for 4YO+ mares, defeating Flying Jess & Hell Or Highwater. The well-bred I Am A Star, who became the first filly in history to win the Gr1 Myer Classic last spring, advanced her record to 7 wins (including the Gr1 Myer Classic, Gr2 Sunline Stakes, Gr2 Kewney Stakes, Gr3 Quezette Stakes & Gr3 SAJC National Stakes) and 4 placing (including the Gr1 MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr2 Moonee Valley Fillies' Classic & Gr2 Rubiton Stakes) from 19 starts for $1,188,200 in earnings. Originally purchased for NZ$12,000 at the 2014 NZB Weanling, Broodmare & Mixed Bloodstock Sale, I Am A Star was subsequently sold for $40,000 to James Harron Bloodstock at the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale from the draft of Broadwater Thoroughbreds (now Bhima).

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