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Smile Jenny Wins Brazil Gr1 Matias Machline
In Brazil, dual classic-winning 3YO filly Smile Jenny (Wild Event-Jenny Jacquet, by Roy) scored a 2.5-lengths victory against older rivals (& despite being the only female in the field) in the Gr1 Grande Premio ABCPCC Matias Machline-Classica (2000m on turf) at Hipodromo La Gavea in Rio de Janeiro. Favourite Smile Jenny (ridden by Jean Pierre for trainer Roberto Morgado Neto) defeated Gr1-winning 4YO entire Time For Fun (Yagli-Tarradine, by New Colony) & 3YO colt Mirassol (Blush Rambler-Tyrolese, by Perfect Parade). Smile Jenny took her record to 6 wins (also including the initial 2 legs of Rio de Janeiro's Triple Crown series for 3YO fillies in February's Gr1 Grande Premio Henrique Possolo over 1600m at Gavea & March's Gr1 Grande Premio Diana over 1900m at Gavea, plus 2008's Gr3 Grande Premio Mariano Procopio over 1600m at Gavea) & 3 placings (including last-start's Gr1 Grande Premio Zelia Gonzaga Peixoto de Castro over 2400m at Gavea in April & 2008's Listed Clasico Imprensa over 1600m at Gavea) from 9 starts.