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Zarita Wins Gr1 Schweppes Oaks

Monday, 31st March 2008

NZ Rich Hill Thoroughbreds sire Pentire (Be My Guest-Gull Nook, by Mill Reef) added a Gr1 triumph (& 7th individual Gr1-winner) when favoured daughter Zarita (Pentire-Gin Player, by Defensive Play) made it 3 successive wins when scoring by a neck in the $250,000 Gr1 Schweppes Oaks (2000m) for 3YO fillies at Morphettville. Zarita (ridden by Greg Childs for trainer Pat Hyland) defeated fast-finishing Moment In Time (Archway-Concluding, by Kenny's Best Pal) & Queen Of Queens (King Of Kings-The Kulm, by Grand Lodge). Zarita (a NZ$195,000 yearling at the 2006 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) now has 6 wins (also including last start's Gr2 Kewney Stakes over 1600m at Flemington on March 8 & February's Gr2 Angus Armanasco Stakes over 1600m at Caulfield, plus 2007's Gr2 Wakeful Stakes over 2000m at Flemington) & 2 placings (including February's Gr3 The Vanity over 1400m at Flemington) from 10 starts for $733,000 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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