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Safwa Wins Listed Japan Racing Association Plate
ll-fated Coolmore shuttler & multiple champion sire Danehill (Danzig-Razyana, by His Majesty) added a black-type success when Impeccably bred 4YO mare Safwa (Danehill-Showella, by Lord Ballina) did the right thing by favourite backers with a 2.25 lengths victory in the $100,000 Listed Japan Racing Association Plate (2000m) at Randwick yesterday. Given a copy-book ride by Zac Purton, the John O'Shea-trained Safwa defeated 5YO gelding Ausbred King, with another 1.75 lengths back to 8YO US import Lord At War. Safwa (a $700,000 yearling at the 2004 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) now has 5 wins (also including a 3-lengths victory in the $100,000 Listed Epona Stakes (1900m) for fillies & mares at Rosehill & 2 placings from 13 starts for $264,580 earnings.