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Mistical Plan Wins US Gr1 Princess Rooney
Winless since March last year, 4YO mare Mistical Plan (Game Plan-Mistical Bel, by Bel Bolide) thumped her rivals in the US$400,000 Gr1 Princess Rooney Handicap (6 furlongs) for fillies & mares at Calder in Miami. Ridden by Corey Nakatani for trainer Doug O'Neil, Mistical Plan easily accounted for fast-finishing runner-up 5YO mare Miraculous Miss (Mr Greeley-No Small Miracle, by Silver Deputy) & favoured fellow 4YO mare Dream Rush (Wild Rush-Turbo Dream, by Unbridled). The victory (her first at Gr1 level) guarantees a start for Mistical Plan in the Gr1 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on October 24.