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Jokers Wild Wins NZ Gr1 Manawatu Sires' Produce
In New Zealand, Windsor Park Stud's dual Gr1-winning shuttler Black Minnaloushe (Storm Cat-Coral Dance, by Green Dancer) added another juvenile Gr1 triumph when his colt Jokers Wild (Black Minnaloushe-Miss Rory, by Rory's Jester) completed a Gr1 double with a 0.75-lengths victory in the NZ$125,000 Gr1 Ford Manawatu Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) for 2YOs at Awapuni. Jokers Wild (ridden by Jim Collett for trainers Mike & Paul Moroney) defeated fellow colt & stable-mate The One (O'Reilly-The Grin, by Grosvenor) & gelding Habana (Danasinga-Kohinoor, by Bigstone). Jokers Wild (a NZ$40,000 yearling at the 2005 NZB Select Sale) also won last month's Gr1 Ford Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Ellerslie & before that won the Listed Fairview Ford Slipper over 1200m on February 25 & Listed Gosling Chapman Juvenile over 1100m in November (plus runner-up in the Listed WRC Life Members Wellesley over 1000m in October). Overall he has now collected NZ$217,625.