The 2022 $230,000 Vobis Gold Reef run over 1600m had a great field of 11 three-year-olds line-up for a very rich city win on All-Star Mile Day.
Umgawa, the son of SHAMUS AWARD was too strong for his rivals late in the piece with champion jockey Damien Oliver in the saddle.
Boasting plenty of city form leading into the race, Umgawa was the subject of heavy market support, snaring a great win for the punters on course.
Defeating the Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr trained Chateau Nine and the Peter Moody trained Pounding, this gelding put win number two into the book along with reaching more than $276,000 in prizemoney including almost $50,000 in total Vobis prizemoney.
Shamus Award, the Cox Plate winner as a maiden is continuing his winning run at stud with his sons and daughters doing some great things on the track, highlighted by INCENTIVISE in three Melbourne Spring Carnival Group One wins.
Standing at Rosemont Stud for $30,000, Shamus Award will continue to climb in the stallion rankings.
Umgawa, bred at Golden Grove Stud in Victoria, is trained by Team Corstens at Flemington and will look to continue that success across city racing in the coming months.