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All American Wins Skyline Stakes
Vinery Stud shuttler Red Ransom (Roberto-Arabia, by Damascus) added a juvenile group success when favoured colt All American (Red Ransom-Milva, by Strawberry Road) finished determinedly from back in the field to score by a head in the $100,000 Gr3 Skyline Stakes (1200m) for 2YO colts & geldings at Randwick. Racing right-handed for the 1st time, All American (ridden by Brad Rawiller for trainer David Hayes) defeated the gelding Over The Wicket (Over-Golf Circuit, by Groucho) & fellow colt Dubai To Sydney (Dubai Destination-Sydney's Quest, by Quest For Fame). All American (a $220,000 yearling consigned by Strawberry Hill Stud at the 2007 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) now has 3 wins (also including December's Listed St Albans Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley) & a runner-up (last start in the Gr1 Arrowfield Stud Blue Diamond Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield on February 23) from 4 starts for $315,940 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.) Meanwhile South African trainer Charles Laird bought All American's half-sister (by Coolmore sire Encosta de Lago) for $490,000 during last week's Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.