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Star Of Octagonal Wins Inglis Guineas
Former Australian Horse-Of-The-Year & 10-times Gr1-winning Woodlands & now Darley sire Octagonal (Zabeel-Eight Carat, by Pieces Of Eight) added a feature success when favoured gelding Star Of Octagonal (Octagonal-Joyce, by Faltaat) scored a 2.5-lengths victory in the $740,000 Horsezone.com.au Inglis Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs at Scone. Star Of Octagonal (ridden by Glen Boss for trainer Todd Howlett) defeated the filly Slapstick (Anabaa-Glasnost, by Red Ransom) & colt Widden Valley (Anabaa-Rose Archway, by Archway). Star Of Octagonal (a $23,000 yearling at the 2007 Inglis/Pitt, Son & Keene Sale) now has 3 wins (also including last start's Gr3 South Pacific Classic over 1400m at Randwick on April 17) & 3 placings (including 2009's Inglis Challenge over 1300m at Scone) from 6 starts for $616,630 earnings.