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Scenic Shot Wins Members' Handicap

Wednesday, 27th April 2011

Deceased former Durham Lodge stallion Scenic (Sadler's Wells-Idyllic, by Foolish Pleasure) added a black-type success when dual Gr1-winning & 5-times Gr1-placed veteran 8YO gelding Scenic Shot (Scenic-Sweepshot, by Dr Grace) gained the judge's decision in a 3-way photo-finish to the $80,000 Listed Members' Handicap (1600m) at Eagle Farm. Top-weighted Scenic Shot (who returned to the track this year after 13 months out-of-action) was ridden by Shane Scriven for trainer Dan Morton in scoring by a short-neck from 7YO gelding Our Lukas (Generous-Parfore, by Gold Brose) with a further half-head to 6YO gelding Bugsytwoshoes (Tobougg-Softshoe, by Zafonic). Scenic Shot (a $36,000 yearling at the 2004 Magic Millions Premier Sale in Perth) now has 16 wins (also including 2009's Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes over 2000m at Flemington, Gr1 Doomben Cup over 2020m, Gr2 Brisbane Cup over 2400m at Eagle Farm & Gr2 O'Shea Stakes over 2200m at Eagle Farm, plus 2008's Gr2 O'Shea Stakes over 2200m at Eagle Farm & Gr2 Hollindale Stakes over 1800m at the Gold Coast, as well as 2006's Gr2 C.B.Cox Stakes over 2400m at Ascot, Listed J.C.Roberts Stakes over 1800m & Listed Aquanita Stakes over 1600m, in addition to 2005's Listed T.J.Smith Trophy over 1800m) & 12 placings (including 2009's Gr1 Kingstown Town Classic over 1800m at Ascot & Gr1 Turnbull Stakes over 2000m at Flemington, plus 2008's Gr3 Hyperion Stakes over 1400m at Ascot, as well as 2007's Gr1 Turnbull Stakes over 2000m at Flemington & 2006's Gr1 Fruit N Veg Stakes over 1800m at Ascot, Listed Birthday Stakes over 1200m at Belmont Park, Gr1 WATC Derby over 2400m at Ascot & Listed Magic Millions Challenge Stakes over 1400m) from 63 starts for $2,621,380 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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