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Seachange Wins NZ Gr1 Mudgway Stakes
In New Zealand, Darley shuttler Cape Cross (Green Desert-Park Appeal, by Ahonoora) added a Gr1 triumph when Queenslander Dick Karreman's multiple Gr1-winning 5YO mare Seachange (Cape Cross-Just Cruising, by Broad Reach) scored a 1-length victory to claim the NZ$250,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Mudgway Partsworld Stakes (1400m) at Hastings for the 2nd successive year. Favourite Seachange (ridden by Gavin McKeon for trainer Ralph Manning) defeated fast-finishing 7YO gelding Cog Hill (Star Way-Regal Flight, by Straight Strike) & 4YO mare J'Adane (Danehill-Affirmed Lane, by Affirmed). Seachange now boasts 11 wins (also including Australia's Gr3 Mannerism Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield in February, plus 2006's Gr1 Stoney Bridge Stakes over 1600m at Hastings & Gr1 Mudgway Partsworld Stakes over 1400m at Hastings, plus 2005's Gr1 NZ Bloodstock 1000 Guineas over 1600m at Riccarton Park) & 5 placings (including March's Gr1 Futurity Stakes over 1600m at Caulfield in Melbourne & January's NZ Gr1 Telegraph Handicap over 1200m, plus 2006's Gr1 Kelt Capital Stakes over 2040m & Australia's Gr1 Myer Classic over 1600m) from 19 starts for NZ$1,032,421 earnings.