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Aust-Bred Anabandana Wins NZ Matamata Breeders' Stakes
Deceased former Widden Stud shuttler Anabaa (Danzig-Balbonella, by Gay Mecene) added a NZ juvenile group success when favoured Australian-bred daughter Anabandana (Anabaa-Great Notice, by Nureyev) scored a 1.75-lengths victory in the NZ$100,000 Gr2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes (1200m) for 2YO fillies at Matamata. Anabandana (ridden by Opie Bosson for trainer Don Sellwood) defeated Beejay Belle (Perfectly Ready-Guinness, by King Of Kings) & Queen Boudicca (Perfectly Ready-Qwikchik, by Grosvenor). Anabandana (a $26,000 weanling consigned by Reavill Farm at the 2009 Magic Millions National Sale) took her record to 2 wins (also including last month's Gr3 Eclipse Stakes over 1200m at Ellerslie) & 2 placings (including 2010's Listed Wentwood Grange Stakes over 1100m at Te Rapa) from 4 starts for NZ$110,000 earnings.