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Bon Hoffa Wins Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
Former Widden Stud shuttler Belong To Me (Danzig-Belonging, by Exclusive Native) added a group success when 5YO entire Bon Hoffa (Belong To Me-Asian Reef, by Manila) made it 3 successive wins since returning from a 16-weeks spell with a 0.75-length victory in the $350,000 Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Bon Hoffa (ridden by Vlad Duric for trainer Wendy Kelly) defeated 6YO gelding Niconero (Danzero-Nicola Lass, by Scenic) & 4YO entire Wonderful World (Agnes World-Success Tale, by Success Express). Bon Hoffa (a $60,000 yearling at the 2004 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) now has 8 wins (also including last start's Gr3 Bobbie Lewis Quality over 1200m at Flemington on September 8) & 2 runner-ups (in February's Gr3 Carlyon Cup over 1400m at Caulfield & March's Gr2 Blamey Stakes over 1600m at Sandown) from 14 starts for $507,400 earnings.