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Gold Edition Wins Surround Stakes

Monday, 5th March 2007

Ill-fated Oaklands Stud stallion Lion Hunter (Danehill-Pure Of Heart, by Godswalk) added a group success when star sprinting daughter Gold Edition (Lion Hunter-Glimmers, by Success Express) scored a 3-lengths victory in the $125,000 Gr2 Surround Stakes (1400m) for 3YO fillies at Warwick Farm. Front-running hot favourite Gold Edition (ridden by Jim Cassidy for trainer Ron Maund) defeated Gr2-winners Tuesday Joy (Carnegie-Joie Denise, by Danehill) & Just Dancing (Fusaichi Pegasus-Ballroom Babe, by Citidancer). Gold Edition (a $130,000 yearling at the 2005 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) now has 13 wins (also including the Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes over 1200m at Randwick on February 10 & Magic Millions 3YO Trophy over 1400m at the Gold Coast on January 13, plus 2006's Gr1 Ascot Vale Stakes over 1200m, Gr2 Magic Night Stakes over 1200m, Gr2 Champagne Classic over 1200m, Gr3 Silver Shadow Stakes over 1200m, Gr3 San Domenico Stakes over 1000m, Listed Schweppervescence Stakes over 1200m & Listed Ken Russell Memorial Classic over 1200m) & 7 placings (including last start's Gr2 Hobartville Stakes over 1400m at Rosehill on February 24, plus 2006's Gr2 Roman Consul Stakes over 1200m, Gr2 Sires' Produce Stakes over 1400m, Gr2 Reisling Stakes over 1200m, Listed Vo Rogue Plate over 1350m & Listed Kindergarten Stakes over 1100m) from 24 starts for $2,002,795 earnings.

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