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13 for Caravaggio The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Silver Lining (2 f ex Full Of Beauty by Motivator) became Caravaggio’s (Scat Daddy) 13th first-crop winning when landing the Prix Etalon Birchwood (1600m) at Clairefontaine on Sunday. Ridden by Cristian Demuro, the odds-on favourite improved on her second-placed debut effort to defeat La Gloire (Churchill) by a neck, with Romantic Rose (Nathaniel) another short-neck back in third. Out of Group 2-placed mare Full Of Beauty (Motivator), Silver ... Read More

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Darwin Cup taken out by Highly Decorated Jessie Philpot became the first female rider to win the Darwin Cup (2050m) when partnering the  Nicole Bruggemann-trained Highly Decorated (Epaulette) to success in yesterday’s $200,000 feature race. Philpot made all on the five-year-old, who scored his seventh consecutive win with a twoand-three-quarter-length win over Danon Roman (Deep Impact). Noir De Rue (Blackfriars) was another length behind in third. "Look at the size of him, he's just tin... Read More

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Aero De Paris relishes Rotorua wet Aero De Paris (Tavistock) continued his purple patch of form at Rotorua on Saturday when winning the RG and CM Donaldson Memorial 1215. The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained gelding has now won two of his four starts in this preparation and he finished runner-up in his other two starts. His trainers were pleased with the win and said he has matured a lot since his last preparation, allowing the Matamata conditioners to utilise the claim of apprenti... Read More

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JPN: Terzetto bounces back in Queen Stakes Terzetto (4 m Deep Impact - Raddolcendo by Danehill Dancer) bounced back to form when winning the Queen Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Hakodate yesterday. The four-year-old had won five of her first six starts before a disappointing 14th-placed finish in the Victoria Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) in May, but showed no ill-effects from that performance in winning by a neck from Magic Castle (Deep Impact), while Frankel’s (Galileo) Satono Cecil finished the same margi... Read More