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Spun Sugar Wins US Gr1 Apple Blossom
Stronach Stable's consistent 4YO mare Spun Sugar (Awesome Again-Irish Cherry, by Irish Open) prevailed "after a thrilling stretch duel" to claim victory by a neck in the US$500,000 Gr1 Apple Blossom Handicap (8.5 furlongs) for mares 4YO & up at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Spun Sugar (ridden by Mike Luzzi for trainer Todd Pletcher) defeated top-weighted Gr1-winner Happy Ticket (Anet-Love And Happiness, by Septieme Ciel) & Gr2-winner La Reason (Labeeb-Reasoning, by Naskra). Last year Kentucky-bred Spun Sugar won the Gr2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes & recorded 3 Gr1 placings; overall she now has 5 wins & 4 placings from 9 starts for US$764,171 earnings.