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Scenic Shot Wins Gr1 Doomben Cup

Monday, 23rd May 2011

On the Australian track, deceased former Durham Lodge stallion Scenic (Sadler's Wells-Idyllic, by Foolish Pleasure) added a Gr1 triumph when now triple 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 $500,000 weight-for-age Gr1 Doomben Cup (2020m) at Doomben in Brisbane to claim this race for the 2nd time (having also won in 2009). 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 long-head from 6YO gelding My Kingdom Of Fife (Kingmambo-Fairy Godmother, by Fairy King) with a further half-neck to favoured 5YO entire Glass Harmonium (Verglas-Spring Symphony, by Darshaan). Scenic Shot (a $36,000 yearling at the 2004 Magic Millions Premier Sale in Perth) now has 17 wins (also including April's Listed Members' Handicap over 1600m at Eagle Farm, plus 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, as well as 2008's Gr2 O'Shea Stakes over 2200m at Eagle Farm & Gr2 Hollindale Stakes over 1800m at the Gold Coast, in addition to 2006's Gr2 C.B.Cox Stakes over 2400m at Ascot, Listed J.C.Roberts Stakes over 1800m & Listed Aquanita Stakes over 1600m, plus 2005's Listed T.J.Smith Trophy over 1800m) & 13 placings (including last start's Gr2 A.D.Hollindale Stakes over 1800m at the Gold Coast on May 7, plus 2009's Gr1 Kingstown Town Classic over 1800m at Ascot & Gr1 Turnbull Stakes over 2000m at Flemington, as well as 2008's Gr3 Hyperion Stakes over 1400m at Ascot & 2007's Gr1 Turnbull Stakes over 2000m at Flemington, in addition to 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 65 starts for $2,976,880 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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