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Haradasun Wins Gr1 Ryder Stakes
Coolmore shuttler Fusaichi Pegasus (Mr Prospector-Angel Fever, by Danzig) added a Gr1 triumph when boom 3YO colt Haradasun (Fusaichi Pegasus-Circles Of Gold, by Marscay) came from last into the straight to finish powerfully down the extreme outside & snatch victory in a 3-way photo-finish to the $400,000 weight-for-age Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. Haradasun (ridden by Glen Boss for trainer Tony Vasil) scored by a long-neck from dual Gr1-winning 3YO gelding Mentality (Flying Spur-Synaesthesia, by Quiet American) with a further long-neck to Gr1-winning favoured 4YO gelding Apache Cat (Lion Cavern-Tennessee Blaze, by Whiskey Road). Haradasun (a half-brother to multiple Gr1 winner Elvstroem) now has 5 wins (also including February's Listed Wellington RC Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield & January's Listed Zeditave Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield, plus the 2006 Listed Vain Stakes over 1100m) & 2 runner-ups (last start in the Gr3 Schweppervescence Cup over 1400m at Caulfield on February 24 & 2006's Gr3 McNeil Stakes over 1200m) from 8 starts for $529,350 earnings.