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City Of Song Wins Blue Sapphire Stakes

Monday, 2nd May 2011

Eliza Park Stud's multiple Gr1-winning sire Bel Esprit (Royal Academy-Bespoken, by Vain) added a juvenile black-type success (& 11th individual stakes-winner) when daughter City Of Song (Bel Esprit-Songs Of Vienna, by Umatilla) scored by a short-head against the males in the $100,000 Listed Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs at Caulfield. City of Song (ridden by Jason Benbow for trainer John Moloney) defeated gelding The New Boy (Rock Of Gibraltar-Chestpeak, by Danasinga) & front-running colt The Counterfeiter (Keep The Faith-La Cloche, by Anabaa). City Of Song took her record to 2 wins & 2 placings from 4 starts for $104,463 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.) Meanwhile Eliza Park will offer a half-brother to City Of Song (by Gr1-winning sprinter Magnus) at June's Magic Millions National Yearling Sale.

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