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Miss Finland Wins Gr1 Cadbury Guineas
Champion Arrowfield Stud sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a Gr1 triumph when multiple Gr1-winning daughter & last season's champion 2YO Miss Finland (Redoute's Choice-Forest Pearl, by Woodman) gained the judge's verdict in a 3-way photo-finish to the $750,000 Gr1 Cadbury Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs at Caulfield. Miss Finland (ridden by Craig Williams for trainer David Hayes) scored by a short-head from fast-finishing colt Casino Prince (Flying Spur-Lady Capel, by Last Tycoon) with a further nose to dual Gr1-winning Kiwi colt Jokers Wild (Black Minnaloushe-Miss Rory, by Rory's Jester). Miss Finland (a $450,000 yearling at the 2005 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) now has 9 wins (also including last start's Gr2 Angus Armanasco Stakes over 1600m at Caulfield on February 24, plus 2006's Gr1 Victoria Oaks over 2500m, Gr1 Thousand Guineas over 1600m, Gr3 Tranquil Star Stakes over 1400m & Gr3 McNeil Stakes over 1200m, plus last season's Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes & Listed Talindert Stakes) & 3 runner-ups (in 2006's Gr2 Edward Manifold Stakes over 1610m, plus last season's Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes & Gr1 Champagne Stakes) from 15 starts for $3,827,425 earnings.