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Right Of Refusal Wins VRC St Leger
Multiple Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Refuse To Bend (Sadler's Wells-Market Slide, by Gulch) added a black-type success (& 11th individual stakes-winner world-wide) when favoured gelding Right Of Refusal (Refuse To Bend-Melinda, by Quest For Fame) raced away for a 4-lengths victory in the $200,000 Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) for 3YOs at Flemington. Right Of Refusal (ridden by Michael Walker for trainer Nigel Blackiston) defeated fellow geldings Almodovar (Pins-My Midnight Madam, by Kaapstad) & Weighted (Encosta De Lago-Cannsea, by Canny Lad). Right Of Refusal (an $18,000 yearling consigned by Turangga Farm at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) took his record to 3 wins & 3 placings (including last start's Listed Galilee Series Final over 2406m at Caulfield on April 9) from 10 starts for $172,940 earnings.