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Newport Wins Gr1 Metropolitan

Tuesday, 7th October 2008

Coolmore stallion & reigning champion sire Encosta de Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) added a Gr1 victory when unfancied 6YO gelding Newport (Encosta de Lago-Sibeleinne, by Nishapour) took advantage of weight relief from his last start to win the $600,000 Gr1 Metroplitan Handicap at Randwick. Ridden by apprentice Peter Wells for trainer Paul Perry, Newport defeated 5YO mare Bianca (Painted Black-Blanche Amelia, by Grosvenor) & 5YO gelding Get Up Jude (Res Judicata-Minsk Square, by Red Tony). A $150,000 yearling at the 2004 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney, Newport has 8 wins & 7 placings from 34 starts for $847,150 earnings.

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