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Al Samer Wins Darby Munro Stakes
Arrowfield Stud stallion Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) also added a black-type success when the colt Al Samer (Redoute's Choice-My Lady's Key, by Key To The Mint) returned after more than a year away from the track to record a 1.25-lengths win in the $80,000 Listed Darby Munro Stakes (1300m) for 3YOs at Rosehill. Al Samer (ridden by Hugh Bowman for trainer Gai Waterhouse) defeated favoured gelding Falaise (Grand Lodge-Perle, by Night Shift) & the filly Rewaaya (Singspiel-Nasmah, by At Talaq). Al Samer (a $290,000 yearling at the 2004 Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast) now has 2 wins (also including last year's Gr3 Black Opal Stakes over 1200m) & 3 placings in 6 starts for $266,000 earnings.