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Ever A Friend Wins US Gr1 Kilroe Mile
Also in the US, 5YO gelding Ever A Friend (Crafty Friend-Never Is A Promise, by Capote) cruised to a 3.75-lengths victory in the US$300,000 Gr1 Frank Kilroe Mile Handicap (8 furlongs on turf) for 4YOs & up at Santa Anita. Ever A Friend (ridden by Tyler Baze for trainer Mike Mitchell) defeated French-bred Gr1-winner Artiste Royal (Danehill-Agathe, by Manila) & favoured multiple stakes-winner War Monger (War Chant-Carnival Delight, by Half A Year). At his previous start, Kentucky-bred Ever A Friend won the Listed Impressive Luck Handicap at Santa Anita on December 31; overall he now has 5 wins from 18 starts for US$378,668 earnings.