Charm Stone posts third stakes win

Emirates Park bred and sold Charm Stone enhanced her formidable pedigree page by adding the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) and Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) — in her first starts as a 3-year-old — to her debut success in the Group 3 Ottawa Stakes (1000m) as a juvenile.

Having only the fourth start of her high profile career, the beautifully bred daughter of I Am Invincible recorded black-type victory No. 3 when scoring a decisive victory in the 3-year-old fillies stakes race by a clear-cut one-and-a-quarter lengths. To her very great credit, Charm Stone’s three stakes wins to date have come at three different venues — namely Flemington, Caulfield and now Moonee Valley.

Speaking after Charm Stone's latest success, co-trainer Michael Kent Jnr stated: “I thought it was a brilliant win to sit three deep, no cover and make a sustained run. She’s got a turn of foot, she can sustain her run, she’s got stamina, so she’s got a lot of class.

“We’re very, very lucky to train for Seamus [Mills] and his clients. He’s got a great system … he buys a select number of fillies every year, big pedigrees, if they don’t make the racetrack they’ll be nice broodmares and she’s one out of the box I think. While she cost a lot of money, this is what it’s all about, finding Group One fillies.

“I think she just does everything easily. What I’ve been most impressed about is how she’s improved mentally. She was a very fiery filly last time around, [yet] today she didn’t turn a hair. Same as last start and that will take her to the next level.

“It’s our job as trainers to win a Group One and hopefully we can. It’s a big task but I think she’s the right horse to do it.”

Charm Stone was offered by Emirates Park at the 2022 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale and acquired by Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA) for $1,550,000. Her dam Najoom was a dual Group 3 winner from just five starts and is one of 24 stakes winners sired by the ill-fated Encosta de Lago stallion Northern Meteor.

Najoom’s three foals to race are all winners and also include the dual Listed Race winner Najmaty, a full-sister to Charm Stone.

One of the most celebrated female families in the Australian Stud Book, Charm Stone is a direct descendant of a winning full-sister to Mica’s Pride, dam of the Group 1 winners Criterion and Comin’ Through, as well as the Group 2 winning racemare Varenna Miss.


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