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Elusive Quality Bags Fourth Winner
Darley's freshman Australian shuttler Elusive Quality (Gone West-Touch Of Greatness, by Hero's Honor) brought up his 4th individual Australian winner from his debut season yesterday at Murray Bridge in South Australia, reported breednet.com.au. Making his debut for trainer Peter Jolly, Giant Killer (Elusive Quality-Serein, by Snippets) won over 900m, and will add to the demand for Elusive Quality's 22 progeny set to go under the hammer at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale starting next Tuesday in Sydney. Adding further interest ahead of the sale for Elusive Quality vendors, John Hawkes will saddle up stakes-winning Elusive Quality filly Camarilla (Elusive Quality-Camarena, by Danehill) for Woodlands Stud in Saturday's Gr1 Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) at Randwick. Elusive Quality is best known for the exploits of his brilliant US son Smarty Jones (Elusive Quality-I'll Get Along, by Smile) whose 8 wins from 9 starts included two legs of the US Triple Crown for 3YOs, and who was the first unbeaten Gr1 Kentucky Derby winner since Seattle Slew in 1977.