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Sophia Babe Wins NZ Listed Great Northern Guineas Prelude
In New Zealand, Ill-fated Oaklands Stud sire Iglesia (Last Tycoon-Yodells, by Marscay) added a black type success when Australian bred 3YO filly Sophia Babe (Iglesia-Heightened, by Ashkalani) scored by a head in the NZ$45,000 Listed Great Northern Guineas Prelude (2100m) for 3YOs at Ellerslie in Auckland. Sophia Babe (ridden by Opie Bosson for trainer Andrew Scott) defeated filly Zarzuela (Zabeel-Star Satire, by Volksraad) & gelding Haere Mai (Shinko King-Fleuret, by Green Perfume). Sophia Babe (an $8,000 weanling consigned from Oaklands Stud at the 2007 Magic Millions Winter Sale) took her record to 2 wins & 2 placings from 6 starts for NZ$36,975 earnings.