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Valparaiso Wins Matchmaker Handicap

Monday, 3rd April 2006

Collingrove Stud stallion Bianconi (Danzig-Fall Aspen, by Pretense) added a black-type success when favoured 4YO mare Valparaiso (Bianconi-Luluwa, by Francis Bacon) scraped home by a nose in the $50,000 Listed Matchmaker Handicap (1400m) for fillies & mares at Ascot. Valparaiso (ridden by Paul Harvey for trainer Trevor Andrews) defeated fellow 4YO mares Is Amazing (Laranto-Isabo, by Is It True) & Annatazia (Second Empire-Anna's Express, by Success Express). Valparaiso now has 2 wins & 3 placings in 6 starts for $79,875 prize-money.

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