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Ombre Rose Wins NZ South Island Breeders
Waikato Stud stallion O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) also added a black-type success when 3YO filly Ombre Rose (O'Reilly-Lady Chanele, by Citidancer) prevailed over her older rivals in a 3-way photo-finish to the NZ$30,000 Listed South Island Breeders Stakes (1600m) for fillies & mares at Riccarton Park. Ombre Rose (ridden by Brian Hibberd for trainer Shane Marr) won by a short-neck from dual stakes-winning 4YO mare Royal Miss (Volksraad-Bashful Lady, by Imperial Guard) with a further short-neck to 5YO mare Just A Dream (Volksraad-Majestic Angel, by Imperial Seal). Ultra-consistent Ombre Rose made it 4 wins from her last 5 starts.