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Mentality Wins Gr1 Royal Randwick Guineas
Arrowfield Stud sire Flying Spur (Danehill-Rolls, by Mr Prospector) added a Gr1 triumph when 3YO gelding Mentality (Flying Spur-Synaesthesia, by Quiet American) scored a 1-length victory in the $550,000 Gr1 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs in Sydney. Mentality (ridden by Darren Beadman for trainer John Hawkes) defeated Gr1-winning colt Teranaba (Anabaa-Tristera, by Sir Tristram) & fellow gelding Sniper's Bullet (Bite The Bullet-Yallah Terrace, by Yallah Prince). Mentality (a $100,000 yearling at the 2005 Inglis Easter Sale) now has 5 wins (also including the Gr2 Expressway Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill on February 3, plus 2006's Gr1 Champagne Stakes over 1600m, Listed Run To The Rose over 1300m & Listed Baillieu Handicap over 1400m) & 6 placings (including last start's Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes over 1600m at Warwick Farm on March 3 & Gr2 Apollo Stakes over 1400m at Rosehill on February 17, plus 2006's Gr3 Golden Rose over 1400m) from 15 starts for $1,062,2455 earnings.