Court Of Jewels sired his third black-type winner thanks to a fighting Group 3 victory by Five All in the Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Five All (4m Court Of Jewels – La Tap by Lacryma Cristi) has been a model of consistency since joining Darren Weir’s stable as a summer three year-old winning 5 races and being placed another 6 times in 11 starts.
Owner-breeder Greg Mather had raced her dam La Tap to minor wins at Deniliquin, Avoca and Balranald. Her first foal Scottawin (Monde Bleu) won at Echuca and the mare was mated with Court Of Jewels in 2009. She is currently in foal to Moshe.
“I wanted to run Five All at Moonee Valley last night – I didn’t think she was ready for a Group 3 race,” Weir said. “But Greg wanted to try for some black-type and that makes a big difference for a mare.”
Court Of Jewels (Danehill) was initially based at Swettenham Stud before relocating to Stanzout Lodge at Koo Wee Rup. He is a three-quarter brother to champion sire Commands and his other stakes winners have been NZ Group 2 mare Adaline and widely-travelled gelding Pelicano, a Listed winner of the SA Birthday Cup, Murray Bridge Cup, Werribee Cup and Parramatta Cup.
Studmaster Colin Davies stands Court Of Jewels at Stanzout Lodge for a $3,000 service fee.