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Escadaire Wins Miss Andretti Stakes

Tuesday, 6th April 2010

NZ Waikato Stud sire O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) added a black-type success when 6YO gelding Escadaire (O'Reilly-Escada, by Centaine) scored a 0.75-length victory in the $100,000 Listed Miss Andretti Stakes (1200m) at Ascot. Escadaire (ridden by Shaun McGruddy for trainer Frank Maynard) defeated 4YO geldings Revolition (Key Business-Prospect Sky, by Silver Prospector) & favourite Shock Value (Key Business-Graceton, by Fimiston). Escadaire (a $100,000 yearling at the 2005 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) now has 9 wins (also including 2009's Listed Belmont Newmarket over 1200m at Belmont Park) & 9 placings (including last start's Listed WATC Stakes over 1100m at Ascot on March 20, plus 2009's Listed Birthday Stakes over 1200m at Belmont Park & Listed Goodwood Sprint over 1300m at Belmont Park, as well as 2008's Listed Hannan's Handicap over 1400m at Kalgoorlie & 2007's Listed PDF Food Services Stakes over 1100m at Caulfield) from 34 starts for $403,835 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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