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Turf Express Wins Spring Fashion Stakes

Friday, 6th November 2009

Coolmore shuttler Danehill Dancer (Danehill-Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) added a black-type success when favoured & top-weighted colt Turf Express (Danehill Dancer-Newscaster, by Marscay) was 2nd across-the-line but subsequently awarded the race, following a successful protest by the 3rd-across-the-line horse against the original 1st-across-the-line horse in a dramatic 3-way-photo-finish to yesterday’s $150,000 Listed Spring Fashion Stakes (1800m) for 3YOs at Flemington. In the amended placings, Turf Express (ridden by Blake Shinn for trainer Gai Waterhouse) gained the victory ahead of successfully protesting (for interference in the final stages) gelding King Diamond (Danewin-Kali Smytzer, by Zabeel) & duly relegated to 3rd-place colt Viking Hero (Elvstroem-Gypsy Dollar, by Zabeel). Turf Express took his record to 3 wins & 2 runners-up from 8 starts for $247,950 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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