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Regal Classic Adds US Black-Type
Former Muranna Stud shuttler Regal Classic (Vice Regent-No Class, by Nodouble) added a US black-type success when daughter Half Heaven (Regal Classic-Sand Pirate, by Desert Wine) scored a half-length victory in the US$50,000 Listed Fairway Fun Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for mares 4YO & up at Turfway Park. Half Heaven (ridden by M.Mena for trainer Dale Romans) defeated Sassy Skipper (Skip Away-Trail Guide, by Our Native) & My Chickadee (Pleasant Tap-Slew City Slicker, by Slew City Slew). At her previous start Half Heaven also won March's Listed Wintergreen Stakes (8 furlongs) at Turfway Park, after finishing 3rd in February's Listed Likely Exchange Stakes (8 furlongs) at Turfway Park; in 2006 she also won the Listed My Charmer Stakes (8.5 furlongs) at Turfway Park & Listed River Memories Stakes (8 furlongs) at Woodbine in Canada.