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1st Winner For Freshman Sire Man Of Illusion
Victoria's Greta West Stud-based 9YO freshman stallion Man Of Illusion (Encosta de Lago-Raunchy Ruler, by Rancho Ruler) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO filly Lascelles (Man Of Illusion-Nandaly, by Geiger Counter) scored on debut over 1000m at Bendigo for trainer Rod Symons. After starting his racing career in Australia with 5 wins from 8 starts (including a 6-lengths victory at Doomben over 1100m in a fast 1min 3.05sec) Man Of Illusion was sent to the US, where he won the Gr3 Aegon Turf Sprint (5 furlongs) in a scorching 56.28sec on Gr1 Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs. He also placed in the Gr3 Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland & Listed Lone Star Park Turf Sprint.