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Universal Queen Wins Gr1 Robert Sangster Stakes
At Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, ill-fated former Durham Lodge stallion Scenic (Sadler's Wells-Idyllic, by Foolish Pleasure) celebrated a Gr1 winner when fancied 3YO filly Universal Queen (Scenic-Biscay Bird, by Bluebird) won the $300,000 Gr1 SAJC Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) for fillies & mares. Ridden by Corey Brown for trainer Lee Freedman, Universal Queen (a full-sister to Baerami Thoroughbreds 4-time Gr1-winning stalllion Universal Prince) defeated stable mate & 4YO mare Media (Gilded Time-Valourina, by Snippets) by 1.25 lengths with another length back to 4YO mare Flying Object (Peintre Celebre-Will Fly, by Will Dancer). Universal Queen now has 5 wins (including last start Gr2 SAJC Yallambee Stakes (1200m), the Gr3 MVRC The Vanity (1200m) & Gr3 AJC Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) as a 2YO) & 2 placings from 13 starts for $577,150 earnings.