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Scenic Shot Wins Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes

Monday, 2nd November 2009

Ill-fated former Durham Lodge stallion Scenic (Sadler's Wells-Idyllic, by Foolish Pleasure) added a Gr1 triumph when 7YO gelding Scenic Shot (Scenic-Sweepshot, by Dr Grace) scored a 2-lengths victory in the $750,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes (2000m) at Flemington. Scenic Shot (ridden by Shane Scriven for trainer Daniel Morton) defeated 5YO mare Miss Maren (Stravinsky-Deebee Lady, by Brilliant Invader) & 6YO entire Viewed (Scenic-Lovers Knot, by Khozaam). Scenic Shot (a $36,000 yearling at the 2004 Magic Millions Premier Sale in Perth) now has 15 wins (also including June's Gr2 Brisbane Cup over 2400m at Eagle Farm & both May's Gr2 O'Shea Stakes over 2200m at Eagle Farm & Gr1 Doomben Cup over 2020m, plus 2008's Gr2 O'Shea Stakes over 2200m at Eagle Farm & Gr2 Hollindale Stakes over 1800m at the Gold Coast, as well as 2006's Gr2 C.B.Cox Stakes over 2400m at Ascot, Listed J.C.Roberts Stakes over 1800m & Listed Aquanita Stakes over 1600m, in addition to 2005's Listed T.J.Smith Trophy over 1800m) & 11 placings (including the Gr1 Turnbull Stakes over 2000m at Flemington on October 3, plus 2008's Gr3 Hyperion Stakes over 1400m at Ascot, as well as 2007's Gr1 Turnbull Stakes over 2000m at Flemington & 2006's Gr1 Fruit N Veg Stakes over 1800m at Ascot, Listed Birthday Stakes over 1200m at Belmont Park, Gr1 WATC Derby over 2400m at Ascot & Listed Magic Millions Challenge Stakes over 1400m) from 54 starts for $2,447,880 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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