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Aust-Bred Anabandana Wins NZ Gr1 Manawatu Sires
In New Zealand, deceased former Widden Stud shuttler Anabaa (Danzig-Balbonella, by Gay Mecene) added a NZ juvenile Gr1 triumph when favoured Australian-bred daughter Anabandana (Anabaa-Great Notice, by Nureyev) notched her 2nd successive Gr1 win against the males with victory by a nose in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 The Oaks Stud Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) for 2YOs at Awapuni. Anabandana (ridden by Opie Bosson for trainer Don Sellwood) defeated the colt Antonio Lombardo (Pins-Petit Verdot, by Carnegie) & fellow filly Dowager Queen (Savabeel-Dower, by Pins). Anabandana (a $26,000 weanling consigned by Reavill Farm at the 2009 Magic Millions National Sale) took her record to 4 wins (also including March's Gr1 Auckland Diamond Stakes over 1200m at Ellerslie, February's Gr2 Matamata Breeders' Stakes over 1200m at Matamata & January's Gr3 Eclipse Stakes over 1200m at Ellerslie) & 2 placings (including 2010's Listed Wentwood Grange Stakes over 1100m at Te Rapa) from 6 starts for NZ$348,750 earnings.