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Wait A While Wins US Gr1 American Oaks

Tuesday, 4th July 2006

When the 3YO fillies clashed in the US$750,000 Gr1 American Oaks Invitational (10 furlongs on turf) for 3YO fillies on turf at Hollywood Park, the Todd Pletcher-trained Wait A While (Maria's Mon-Flirtatious, by A P Indly) turned the event into a one-act affair under the guidance of jockey G. Gomez, winning by nearly 5 lengths. She had already earned placings in the Gr1 Kentucky Oaks & Gr1 Ashland earlier this year. Runner-up was Asahi Rising (Royal Touch-Asahi Mercury, by Minagawa), with Arravale (Arch-Kalosca, by Kaldoun) a further half a length away third.

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