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Carael Boy-High Cee Newcastle Dead-Heat
Consistent 8YO gelding Carael Boy (Free Flyer-Song Of Spring, by Northern Spring) continued his recent purple patch (3 black-type victories & a black-type placing in the last 2 months) in a thrilling dead-heat victory with up-and-coming 4YO gelding High Cee (Marju-Sweet Vienna, by Dahar) in yesterday's $175,000 Gr3 Newcastle Cup (2300m). Carael Boy (ridden by Larry Cassidy for trainer Bob Milligan) & High Cee (ridden by Blake Shinn for trainer Bart Cummings) defeated 4YO Cross Bar (Cape Cross-Lady Leica). Carael Boy now has 18 wins & 11 placings in 57 starts for $910,150 prize-money; & High Cee (a NZ$400,000 yearling at the 2003 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale) now has 4 wins (the last 3 in succession) & 4 placings in 16 starts for $182,115 prize-money.