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Eileen Dubh Wins NZ Gr1 Levin Classic
In New Zealand, Stoney Bridge Waikato stallion Storm Creek (Storm Cat-Shawnee Creek, by Mr Prospector) added a Gr1 triumph when the filly Eileen Dubh (Storm Creek-Vingtaine, by Centaine) scored by a half-head in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 Levin Classic (1600m) for 3YOs at Otaki. Eileen Dubh (ridden by Jonathan Riddell for trainer Francis Finnegan) defeated fellow filly St Germaine (Keeper-Selenium, by Straight Strike) & Australian-bred colt Green Supreme (Oasis Dream-Haibah, by Rainbow Quest). Eileen Dubh (passed-in for NZ$18,000 as a yearling at the 2008 NZB Carnival Sale) now has 3 wins & 3 placings (including both September’s Gr3 Gold Trail Stakes over 1200m at Hastings & Listed Carters-GIB Fillies Stakes over 1200m at Wanganui) from 10 starts for NZ$167,435 earnings.