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Augusta Proud Wins Dermody Stakes
Vinery Stud shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) added a black-type success when favoured 3YO filly Augusta Proud (More Than Ready-Kadasha, by Langfuhr) won the $70,000 Listed Dermody Lightning Stakes (1050m) for 2 & 3YOs at Morphettville. Augusta Proud (ridden by Chad Lever for trainer Leon MacDonald) defeated fellow 3YO filly Cerberus Gal (General Nediym-Idesa Bay, by Civic Hope) & 2YO filly Orbitting Belle (Spinning World-Flying Belle, by Flying Spur). Augusta Proud (passed-in for $47,500 as a yearling at the 2007 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale) now has 7 wins (also including 2008's Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic over 1200m at Morphettville, plus the Gr3 Marsh Breeders' Stakes over 1200m at Morphettville & Listed Blue Sky Thoroughbreds Stakes over 1100m at Morphettville) & 4 placings (including May's Listed Henry Bucks Straight Six over 1200m at Flemington, April's Gr3 evright.com Stakes over 1100m at Morphettville, February's Listed Redelva Stakes over 1000m for 3YOs at Cheltenham Park & 2008's Listed Arrow Training Services Plate over 1200m for 3YO fillies at Moonee Valley from 15 starts for $1,598,778 earnings.