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Battle Hero Wins Listed JC Roberts Stakes
At Ascot in West Australia, Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Widden Stud stallion & former Australian Champion 1st-Season Sire Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a black-type success when 3YO gelding Battle Hero (Stratum-Fromm, by O'Reilly) scored by 0.75-length for trainer Grant Williams in the $100,000 Listed JC Roberts Stakes (1800m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO gelding Tonto (Onemorenomore-Grier Garsonne, by Arena) & 3YO colt Boom Time (Flying Spur-Bit of a Ride, by Snippets). A homebred for prominent WA owner and breeder Bob Peters, Battle Hero took his record to 4 wins (including the Listed Lex Piper Stakes) and 1 placing from 5 starts for $188,750 earnings.