Feeling Grand

Celebrations all round as Grandera has his first Australian winner and Street Cry posts his first Stakes success in the southern hemisphere

Grandera is off the mark as Grand Oscar became his first winner over 1000m at Ascot on Saturday, 23 February. The filly was engaged in just her second race having finished runner-up first time out at the same course a fortnight previously.

Grand Oscar is out of the Vain mare Vainremer and was bred by Yarradale Stud. In just two starts she has already earned more on the racecourse than her sale price of $40,000 at last year's Perth Magic Millions Sale.

At Kembla Grange, the Darley-owned and bred Bernicia made a winning debut. By Elusive Quality she is a half-sister to G1 winners Vengeance Of Rain and Dizelle, out of star broodmare Danelagh.

Street Cry's burgeoning stud career was bolstered further with another Stakes-winning juvenile, this time courtesy of Sarthemare's Listed win at Canberra in the Black Opal Stakes on Sunday.

Having finished second on her first start in December, the filly recently returned after an eight-week spell and ran fourth just over a fortnight ago before recording her first win for the Meringo Stud Syndicate.

Sarthemare is a daughter of the Citidancer mare City Liffey, herself a winner at two and three. City Liffey also has a yearling full-sister to Sarthemare and a Tobougg filly foal.