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Waratah's Secret Wins Belgravia Stakes

Monday, 19th October 2009

Western Australia's Mungrup Stud-based 8YO 2nd-crop sire Oratorio (Stravinsky-Express A Smile, by Success Express) added a black-type success when unbeaten boom gelding Waratah's Secret (Oratorio-Blissfully, by Zabeel) scored a 3.75-lengths victory in the $75,000 Listed Belgravia Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs at Ascot. Hot favourite Waratah's Secret (whose Australian-bred sire Oratorio is not the Coolmore shuttler of the same name) was ridden by Paul Harvey for trainer David Harrison & clocked 1min 8.13sec (smashing the previous race record by 2.19sec) in defeating the fillies Romida (Vain Rancher-Music Lesson, by Salieri) & Dawinner (Oratorio-Dawin, by Dehere). Waratah's secret (a $43,000 yearling at the 2008 Magic Millions Perth Sale) now has 3 wins (his previous 2 victories were by 6-lengths & then 6.75-lengths) from 3 starts for $87,950 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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