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Valpolicella Wins Listed Great Northern Champagne Stakes
Vinery shuttler Red Ransom (Roberto-Arabia, by Damascus) celebrated a stakes success with the victory of 2YO filly Valpolicella (Red Ransom-Riesling, by Last Tycoon) in the Listed Great Northern Champagne Stakes (1600m) for 2YOs. Ridden by Gavin McKeon for Roger James, Valpolicella was a convincing 2.75 lengths winner over gelding Jacob (Shinko King-My City Girl, by Heroicity) & colt Kibbutz (Golan-Misskap, by Kaapstad). A NZ$150,000 yearling at the 2006 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka, Valpolicella now has 1 win and 1 placing from 4 starts.