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1st Win For $825k Elusive Quality Filly
The 1st foal from Gr1 VRC Oaks winner Bulla Borghese (Belong To Me-Fionnay) recorded her 1st victory yesterday when 3YO filly Melpomene (Elusive Quality-Bulla Borghese) returned from a 21-weeks spell to score over 1300m at Bendigo in Victoria for trainer Brian Mayfield-Smith. Melpomene (runner-up in her only 2 previous starts as a 2YO in May) is raced by Sheikh Mohammed & was purchased by his bloodstock advisor John Ferguson for $825,000 from the draft of Brooklyn Lodge at the 2007 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney.