<< Back
Aussie Group Three winner for ShamExpress
24 Feb 2019 | By Racenews

Producing a turn of foot reminiscent of her sire ShamExpress (O'Reilly), first-crop 3YO filly Embrace Me scored a sensational victory in the Group 3 MVRC Typhoon Tracy Stakes at Moonee Valley last night.
EMBRACE ME - Crown Resort Typhoon Tracy Stk Gr3 1200m
Moonee Valley Track: Good(4) Time: 1:10.21
Coming from last position on the turn in the 1200 metre sprint, jockey Brett Prebble negotiated a pathway through the field on Embrace Me who descended from the clouds with a sizzling sprint to score a powerful length and three-quarter win going away.
Trained by Danny O’Brien, who trained ShamExpress to win the Gr.1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington as a 3YO, Embrace Me has fashioned an excellent record winning three of her last four starts at the renowned Melbourne racetrack with the manner of her victory suggesting much more lies in store for the hugely talented filly.
Click to watch EMBRACE ME

"She was unlucky last start and was never extended," said Prebble.

"She was always going to win from the 500, it was just a matter of getting a gap.

"She has plenty of upside."

Bred by Windsor Park Stud, Embrace Me was a $90,000 NZB Premier Yearling Sale purchase for Blue Sky Bloodstock from the draft of Henley Park.

Embrace Me is the best of three winners from Party Royal(Kings Chapel), a half-sister to the Windsor Park-bred Group I New Zealand Derby winner Military Move (Volksraad).

Embrace Me now has won four of her nine starts earning over $200,000 in prizemoney.

She is the third first-crop stakes-winner for Group I VRC Newmarket Handicap winner Shamexpress (O’Reilly), who has a stakes horses to runners ratio of 13.5%.

Syndicate-owned ShamExpress stands at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand where the popular sire has had yearlings sell to $510,000.

Embrace Me
T: D T O'Brien J: B Prebble 55
3f ShamExpress (NZ) x Party Royal (NZ) (King's Chapel (AUS)
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Henley Park, Cambridge, NZ
B: Blue Sky Bloodstock Pty Ltd (FBAA)