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Baughurst Wins Coongy Cup

Monday, 19th October 2009

Former Chatswood Stud shuttler Tayasu Tsuyoshi (Sunday Silence-Magaro, by Caro) added a group success when favoured 8YO gelding Baughurst (Tayasu Tsuyoshi-Mrs Parnell, by At Talaq) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the $125,000 Gr3 David Jones Coongy Cup (2000m) at Caulfield to take this race for the 2nd successive year. Baughurst (ridden by Ben Melham for trainers Bill & Simon Wilde) defeated 4YO entire Shocking (Street Cry-Maria Di Castiglia, by Danehill) & 6YO gelding Pacino (Bianconi-Yarra Dreaming, by Nassipour). Baughurst (a $24,000 yearling at the 2003 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale) now has 10 wins (also including 2007's Listed Werribee Cup over 2000m, Hamilton Cup over 2200m & Moonee Valley Country Cup over 2040m) & 19 placings (including February's Gr2 St George Stakes over 1800m at Caulfield, plus 2008's Gr3 Queen Elizabeth Stakes over 2500m at Flemington, Gr2 Cathay Pacific Airways over 2500m at Moonee Valley, Listed The Bart Cummings over 2520m at Flemington & Listed Naturalism Stakes over 2000m at Caulfield, as well as 2007's Gr2 Sandown Classic over 2400m) from 45 starts for $688,615 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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