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Impressive Johnson Wins Listed WA St Leger
At Perth's Ascot course, former Alwyn Park Stud sire Dr Johnson (Woodman-Russian Ballet, by Nijinsky) added a stakes success when 3YO gelding Impressive Johnson (Dr Johnson-Qathifa, by At Talaq) won by a narrow margin in the $60,000 Listed WA St Leger (2400m). Ridden by William Pike for trainer Darren McAuliffe, Impressive Johnson's winning margin was a neck to 6YO entire Black Tom (Langfuhr-Narmada, by Blushing Groom), and another 3.5 lengths to fellow gelded 3YO Original Lovalover (Love A Dane-Conamore, by Acecay). A $6,400 weanling at the 2004 Magic Millions Western Australian June Sale, the win took Impressive Johnson's record to 3 wins & 2 placings from 15 starts, and earnings of $114,465.