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Confectioner Wins Craiglee Stakes
In Australia, 5YO gelding Confectioner (Bubble Gum Fellow-Princess Blue, by Our Poetic Prince) returned from a 42-week spell for a 1st-up win in the $500,000 weight-for-age Gr2 Craiglee Stakes (1600m) at Flemington in Melbourne. Confectioner (ridden by Craig Williams for trainer David Hayes) defeated 7YO mare Free At Last (Senor Peter-Bargibant, by Sir Tristram) & fellow 5YO gelding Our Smoking Joe (Encosta de Lago-Dalzing, by Blazing Sword). Confectioner (a $40,000 yearling at the 2002 Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne) now has 8 wins & 5 placings in 17 starts for $828,020 prize-money; he is nominated for the Gr1 Melbourne Cup, Gr1 Caulfield Cup & Gr1 Cox Plate.