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Weemissfrankie Wins US Gr1 Oak Leaf Stakes
Deceased US Gr1-winning & Gr1-placed freshman stallion Sunriver (Saint Ballado-Goulash, by Mari's Book) added a US juvenile Gr1 triumph when unbeaten juvenile Weemissfrankie (Sunriver-Starinthemeadow, by Meadowlake) flashed home to snatch a half-length victory in the US$250,000 Gr1 Oak Leaf Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for 2YO fillies at Santa Anita Park in California. Favourite Weemissfrankie (ridden by Rafael Bejarano for trainer Peter Eurton) defeated front-running Candrea (Trippi-Burn Brightly, by American Chance) & Charm The Maker (Empire Maker-Charm the Giant, by Giant's Causeway). Weemissfrankie (a US$40,000 yearling at the 2010 Ocala Breeders August Sale & subsequently a US$175,000 2YO at this year’s Ocala Breeders April Sale) now has 3 wins (also including September’s Gr1 Del Mar Debutante Stakes over 7 furlongs at Del Mar) from 3 starts for US$337,800 earnings.