The spectacular rise of Shamus Award took another step forward when his first crop daughter Sovereign Award made it three wins in succession following an the way in Saturday’s Group 3 Powerflo Solutions (Tesio) Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley.

Ridden by Jamie Kah for trainer Danny O’Brien, Sovereign Award set up a commanding lead rounding the home turn. Despite putting in the short ones in the closing stages, the 5yo mare had enough in hand to defeat I Am Eloquent (I Am Invincible) by three-quarters of a length with the winners stablemate Paradee (Epaulette) a short-half-head back in third.

It was the second consecutive Group III for Sovereign Award after the Ladies Day Vase at Caulfield ten days back. It advances her record to eight wins and three seconds from 16 starts with earnings of $469,175.

“She does things her own way this girl,” Kah said.

“The team has got her flying. The way the races are playing out today I wasn’t worried about bowling along out in front.

Danny O’Brien said the daughter of Shamus Award had to overcome a few obstacles.

“She had a bit against her weight-wise today. There was a 5kg turnaround with stablemate Paradee but again gave nothing else a chance,” O’Brien said.

“She is so bold once she gets rolling and gets on really well with Jamie Kah.”

Bred by Golden Grove Stud Farm, Sovereign Award is the best or two winners out of the 6-time winning Show a Heart mare Sovereign Charm  whose dam Rollover (Flying Spur) is a half-sister to Listed winner Potential (Southern Appeal) and the stakes-placed Talk To Angels (Don’t Say Halo), the dam of  stakes-winner Magic Heaven.

Sovereign Charm has a yearling colt by Shamus Award and was not covered last spring.

By Mark Smith for Breednet.com.au