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Weekend Hussler Wins Gr1 Newmarket Handicap

Monday, 10th March 2008

Arrowfield Stud stallion Hussonet (Mr Prospector-Sacahuista, by Raja Baba) added a Gr1 triumph when exciting 3YO gelding Weekend Hussler (Hussonet-Weekend Beauty, by Helissio) scored his 2nd successive Gr1 victory against older rivals in a fortnight (after returning from a 15-weeks spell) with a 0.75-lengths win in the $1 million Gr1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington. Hot favourite Weekend Hussler (ridden by Brad Rawiller for trainer Ross McDonald) defeated Gr1-winning 5YO entire Magnus (Flying Spur-Scandinavia, by Snippets) & 4YO gelding Grand Duels (Marechal-Valentine's Gift, by Ifrad). Weekend Hussler (an $80,000 yearling consigned by Arrowfield at the 2006 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale) now has 7 wins (also including last start's Gr1 Oakleigh Plate over 1100m at Caulfield on February 23, plus 2006's Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes over 1200m at Flemington & Gr1 Caulfield Guineas over 1600m) from 9 starts for $1,817,900 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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