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Solzhenitsyn Wins Strawberry Road Handicap

Tuesday, 12th June 2012

St Petersburg (Nureyev-Miss Bold Appeal, by Valid Appeal) added a black-type success when favoured 5YO gelding Solzhenitsyn (St Petersburg-Tri Victory, by Victory Dance) notched his 3rd successive win with a 1.25-lengths victory in the $80,000 Listed Strawberry Road Handicap (1600m) at Eagle Farm. Solzhenitsyn (ridden by Michael Rodd for trainer Robert Heathcote) defeated 6YO gelding Firebolt (Stravinsky-Woodsong, by Woodman) & 4YO gelding Playaction (Cape Cross-Playground, by Nediym). Solzhenitsyn took his record to 9 wins (also including May's Gr3 Lord Mayor's Cup over 1600m at Doomben) & 6 placings from 21 starts for $290,215 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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