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Beauty Flash Wins HK Gr1 International Mile
NZ Windsor Park Stud's Coolmore-owned dual Gr1-winning shuttler Golan (Spectrum-Highland Gift, by Generous) added a Gr1 triumph when 5YO gelding Beauty Flash (Golan-Wychwood Rose, by Volksraad) scored a 0.75-length victory in the HK$16,000 (A$2.133m) Gr1 International Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin. Beauty Flash (ridden by Gerald Mosse for trainer Tony Cruz) defeated Irish-bred 3YO colt Royal Bench (Whipper-Hit The Sky, by Cozzene) & US-bred 5YO mare Sahpresa (Sahm-Sorpresa, by Pleasant Tap). Beauty Flash (a NZ$65,000 yearling at the 2007 NZ Bloodstock Select Sale at Karaka) took his record to 9 wins (also including January's HK Gr1 Mercedes Benz Classic Mile over 1600m at Sha Tin) & 3 placings (including April's HK Gr1 Champions Mile over 1600m at Sha Tin & February's Gr2 Hong Kong Derby Trial over 1800m at Sha Tin) from 18 starts.