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1st Winner For Freshman Shuttler Vital Equine
UK Gr2-winner & Western Australia's Touchstone Farm shuttler Vital Equine (Danetime-Bayalika, by Selkirk) recorded his 1st winner when 2YO colt Ortea (Vital Equine-Artistic, by Noverre) scored by 4.5-lengths over 5 furlongs at Nottingham in England for trainer David Evans. Ortea was a £20,000 (A$31,000) yearling at the 2010 Doncaster August Sale. His sire Vital Equine won the UK Gr2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster (plus notching a runner-up in the Gr1 2000 Guineas & 3rd in France's Gr1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere).