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Bella Valentina Wins Durbridge Stakes

Monday, 20th October 2008

NZ Waikato Stud sire Pins (Snippets-No Finer, by Kaoru Star) added a black-type success when favoured 4YO mare Bella Valentina (Pins-Roaring Meg, by Centaine) scored a 1.75-lengths victory in the $70,000 weight-for-age Listed Durbridge Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville in Adelaide. Bella Valentina (ridden by Michelle Payne for trainer Michael Moroney) defeated 6YO gelding Friday Creek (Commands-Candles, by Al Hareb) & 5YO gelding Changing Eyes (Black Minnaloushe-Imco Main, by Danehill). Bella Valentina (a NZ$125,000 yearling at the 2006 NZB Select Sale) now has 3 wins & 5 placings (including June's Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic over 1350m at Ipswich & January's NZ Gr3 Desert Gold Stakes over 1600m at Trentham) from 16 starts for $110,224 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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