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Miss Finland Wins Gr1 Arrowfield Stakes
Champion Arrowfield Stud sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a Gr1 triumph when multiple Gr1-winning 3YO daughter & last season's champion juvenile Miss Finland (Redoute's Choice-Forest Pearl, by Woodman) scored a 2-lengths victory in the $400,000 Gr1 Arrowfield Stud Stakes (2000m) for 3YO fillies at Rosehill. Hot favourite Miss Finland (ridden by Craig Williams for trainer David Hayes) defeated Banc De Fortune (Galileo-Danendri, by Danehill) & Just Dancing (Fusaichi Pegasus-Ballroom Babe, by Citidancer). Miss Finland (a $450,000 yearling consigned by Arrowfield Stud at the 2005 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) now has 10 wins (also including last start's Gr1 Cadbury Guineas over 1600m at Caulfield on March 10 & February's Gr2 Angus Armanasco Stakes over 1600m at Caulfield, plus 2006's Gr1 Victoria Oaks over 2500m, Gr1 Thousand Guineas over 1600m, Gr3 Tranquil Star Stakes over 1400m & Gr3 McNeil Stakes over 1200m, as well as 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 16 starts for $4,092,125 earnings.