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Gold Edition Wins Gr1 Manikato Stakes
On the Australian track, ill-fated Oaklands Stud stallion Lion Hunter (Danehill-Pure Of Heart, by Godswalk) added a Gr1 triumph when star sprinting 4YO daughter Gold Edition (Lion Hunter-Glimmers, by Success Express) scored by a long-neck in the $400,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in Melbourne. Front-running favourite Gold Edition (ridden by Stathi Katsidis for trainer Ron Maund) defeated fellow 4YO mare Vormista (Testa Rossa-Truly, by Bellotto) & 5YO gelding Dr Nipandtuck (Dr Fong-Clippings, by Snippets). Gold Edition (a $130,000 yearling at the 2005 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) now has 16 wins (including both May's Gr3 BTC Classic over 1350m & Listed Gold Coast Guineas over 1200m, plus March's Gr2 Surround Stakes over 1400m, February's Gr2 Light Fingers Stakes over 1200m & January's Magic Millions 3YO Trophy over 1400m, as well as 2006's Gr1 Ascot Vale Stakes over 1200m, Gr2 Magic Night Stakes over 1200m, Gr2 Champagne Classic over 1200m, Gr3 Silver Shadow Stakes over 1200m, Gr3 San Domenico Stakes over 1000m, Listed Schweppervescence Stakes over 1200m & Listed Ken Russell Memorial Classic over 1200m) & 11 placings (including last start's Gr3 Ian McEwen Stakes over 1000m at Caulfield on September 1, plus June's Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap over 1400m, May's Gr1 Doomben 10,000 over 1350m, March's Gr1 Newmarket Handicap over 1200m & February's Gr2 Hobartville Stakes over 1400m, as well as 2006's Gr2 Roman Consul Stakes over 1200m, Gr2 Sires' Produce Stakes over 1400m, Gr2 Reisling Stakes over 1200m, Listed Vo Rogue Plate over 1350m & Listed Kindergarten Stakes over 1100m) from 33 starts for $2,912,695 earnings.