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Danleigh Wins Gr1 George Ryder Stakes

Tuesday, 6th April 2010

Eliza Park Stud shuttler Mujahid (Danzig-Elrafa Ah, by Storm Cat) added a Gr1 triumph when favoured 6YO gelding Danleigh (Mujahid-Graceful Lily, by Dr Grace) stormed home to scored a 1.75-lengths victory in the $400,000 weight-for-age Gr1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill. Danleigh (ridden by Hugh Bowman for trainer Chris Waller) defeated fellow 6YO gelding Dao Dao (Shinko Forest-Casual Way, by Casual Lies) & front-running 5YO gelding King Mufhasa (Pentire-Sheila Cheval, by Mi Preferido). Danleigh now has 8 wins (also including February's Gr2 Apollo Stakes over 1400m at Rosehill, plus 2009's Gr1 Manikato Stakes over 1200m at Moonee Valley, Gr1 All-Aged Stakes over 1400m at Randwick & Gr3 Liverpool City Cup over 1200m at Randwick, as well as 2007's Gr2 Sires Produce Stakes over 1400m at Eagle Farm & Gr3 South Pacific Classic over 1400m at Randwick) & 12 placings (including last start's Gr1 Patinack Farm Chipping Norton Stakes over 1600m at Warwick Farm on March 6, plus 2009's Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap over 1400m at Eagle Farm, Gr1 The Galaxy over 1100m at Randwick & Gr3 Frederick Clissold Stakes over 1200m at Randwick, as well as 2007's Gr1 T.J.Smith Quality at Eagle Farm, Gr2 Ajax Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill, Gr2 Queensland Guineas over 1600m at Eagle Farm & Listed Gold Coast Guineas over 1200m) from 31 starts for $1,833,295 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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