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Gabbidon Wins Thousand Guineas Prelude
Eliza Park sire Bel Esprit (Royal Academy-Bespoken, by Vain) added a group success when daughter Gabbidon (Bel Esprit-Eliza Park, by Scenic) came from the tail of the field to score a 1.75-lengths victory in the $125,000 Gr3 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) for 3YO fillies at Caulfield. Gabbidon (ridden by Stathi Katsidis for trainer Gary Kennewell) defeated Jestatune (Rory's Jester-Umatune, by Umatilla) & front-running Gr1-winner Sleek Chassis (Flying Spur-Tigereye, by Kaapstad). Gabbidon (a $110,000 yearling at the 2006 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale) now has 4 wins (also including the Gr3 The Jansz over 1200m at Morphettville in May) from 7 starts for $210,390 earnings.