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Thump Wins Gr3 TBV Champagne Stakes
At Moonee Valley, deceased former Vinery Stud shuttler Red Ransom (Roberto-Arabia, by Damascus) added a group success when 3YO filly Thump (Red Ransom-Oomph, by Flying Spur) scored by 2.25-lengths for trainer John Thompson in the $150,000 Gr3 TBV Champagne Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Miracles Of Life (Not a Single Doubt-Dazzling Gazelle, by More Than Ready) & I Love It (Artie Schiller-Not That Innocent, by Foxhound). Thump took her record to 2 wins (including the Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes) & 3 placings (including the Gr3 Sweet Embrace Stakes & Gr2 Furious Stakes) from 9 starts for $256,750 earnings.