More Group One Joy for Streama
A runaway winner of the Group II ATC Tea Rose Stakes on this day as a spring three year-old in 2011, high class Stratum mare Streama is never far away in the big races and found her moment to shine at Randwick on Saturday when scoring a thrilling win in the Group I ATC George Main Stakes.
Prepared by Guy Walter, Streama has been consistent without actually winning this year and ended a frustrating run of minor placings when outpointing Royal Descent to win the 1600 metre weight-for-age feature by half a neck for Blake Shinn.
“That’s her third Group I win as she’s also won the Flight Stakes and the AJC Oaks,” said Guy Walter.
“She had a very hard run last start (second to Veyron in the Group II ATC Warwick Stakes), but is a very fit mare having raced through the autumn and winter.
“Because of that, we’d always planned for to run in this race and then the Epsom before spelling her and she can come back for the Doncaster.”
Retained to race by her breeder Geoffrey Coghlan and his family, Streama is the best of seven winners from Sovereign Red mare Pensiamo, who died in 2011.
Pensiamo is a half-sister to the grand-dam of another top class current stakes horse in Decision Time, who has won over $1.5 million in prizemoney.
Streama has the overall record of eight wins and 12 placings from 26 starts with prizemoney topping $1.9million and is one of 19 stakes-winners by our headline sire Stratum, who stands this spring at a fee of $38,500.