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Amazombie Wins US Gr1 Ancient Title Stakes
The 5YO gelding Amazombie (Northern Afleet-Wilshe Amaze, by In Excess) scored a 0.75-length victory in the US$250,000 Gr1 Ancient Title Stakes (6 furlongs) at Santa Anita Park in California. Amazombie (ridden by Mike Smith for trainer William Spawr) defeated 5YO entire Irrefutable (Unbridled's Song-Honestly Darling, by Kingmambo) & fellow 5YO gelding Mensa Heat (Unusual Heat-Chi Chi Nette, by Ole'). Amazombie took his record to 9 wins (also including both April’s Listed Tiznow Stakes over 7.5 furlongs at Hollywood Park & Gr2 Potrero Grande Handicap over 6.5 furlongs at Santa Anita, plus January’s Listed Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes over 6 furlongs at Santa Anita) & 9 placings (including both July’s Gr1 Bing Crosby Handicap over 6 furlongs at Del Mar & Gr1 Triple Bend Invitational Handicap over 7 furlongs at Hollywood Park, May’s Gr3 Los Angeles Handicap over 6 furlongs at Hollywood Park & February’s Listed Sensational Star Handicap over 6.5 furlongs at Santa Anita) from 22 starts for US$715,700 earnings.