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Battlefield Wins Ascot Handicap
Former star Australian sprinter & Gr1-winning Coolmore shuttler Choisir (Danehill Dancer-Great Selection, by Lunchtime) added a black-type success when fancied 3YO gelding Battlefield (Choisir-Charming Charge, by Rory's Jester) won the $75,000 Listed Ascot Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. Battlefield (ridden by Daniel Ganderton for trainer Paul Messara) defeated 6YO gelding Wasted Emotions (Desert Prince-Emotional Moments, by Salieri) & evergreen 9YO gelding Mitanni (Danewin-And A Hug, by Ivor Prince). Battlefield (a $300,000 yearling consigned by Glentree Downs at the 2007 Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne) now has 4 wins & a placing from 6 starts for $117,250 earnings.