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Mentality Wins Gr1 Champagne Stakes
Fellow Arrowfield Stud sire Flying Spur (Danehill-Rolls, by Mr Prospector) added a juvenile Gr1 triumph when gelded son Mentality (Flying Spur-Synaesthesia, by Quiet American) scored a front-running 0.75-lengths victory in the $450,000 Gr1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) for 2YOs at Randwick. Mentality (ridden by Darren Beadman for trainer John Hawkes) defeated favoured filly & recent Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Miss Finland (Redoute's Choice-Forest Pearl, by Woodman) & fellow filly Gallant Tess (Galileo-Dragoncello, by Diesis). Mentality (a $100,000 yearling at the 2005 Inglis Easter Sale) now has 2 wins (also including the Listed Baillieu Handicap over 1400m on April 2) & 3 placings in 9 starts for $363,585 prize-money.