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Scenic Blast Unplaced In US Debut
Australia's multiple Gr1-winning 4YO gelding & 2008-09 Australian Horse-Of-The-Year Scenic Blast (Scenic-Daughter's Charm, by Delgado) finished 4th in his US debut in the US$75,000 Robert Kerlan Memorial Handicap (6 furlongs) at Hollywood Park in California on Sunday. According to the Herald Sun, Scenic Blast "ambled out of the stalls and settled last in the seven horse field", continuing to hold that position "entering the home stretch, but responded well to a couple of backhanders from Smith to finish powerfully over the concluding 100 metres". Scenic Blast was sent to the US to be trained by John Shirreffs.