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Fanjura Wins Easter Cup

Tuesday, 6th April 2010

Former Collingrove Stud shuttler Marju (Last Tycoon-Flame Of Tara, by Artaius) added a group success when imported Irish-bred 5YO gelding Fanjura (Marju-Accelerating, by Lear Fan) notched his 2nd successive win in a fortnight since arriving from the UK with a 1.75-lengths victory in the $125,000 Gr3 Easter Cup (2000m) at Caulfield. Fanjura (ridden by Dwayne Dunn for trainer Lee Freedman) defeated top-weighted 6YO gelding Light Vision (Zerpour-Switches, by Naturalism) & fellow 5YO gelding Hissing Sid (Golden Snake-Domitrix, by At Talaq). Last October, Badgers Bloodstock agent Grant Pritchard-Gordon (acting for Australian buyer Anthony Freedman) paid 210,000 guineas (A$368,000) for then 4-time-winner Fanjura (boasting a 114 rating by Timeform & consigned from trainer Barry Hills's Faringdon Place Stables) at the UK Tattersalls Horses-In-Training Sale; the previous month he had finished 3rd in a Listed race at Goodwood. Overall Fanjura now has 6 wins & 3 placings from 15 starts for $264,139 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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