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Ginga Dude Wins Tattersall's Cup

Monday, 25th June 2012

NZ Blue Gum Lodge stallion Istidaad (Chief's Crown-Mazzei Mood, by Roberto) added a black-type success when evergreen 8YO gelding Ginga Dude (Istidaad-Clatitude, by Clay Hero) scored a 1-length victory in the $200,000 Gr3 Tattersall's Cup (2200m) at Eagle Farm. Top-weighted Ginga Dude (ridden by Hugh Bowman for trainer Graeme Boyd) defeated 7YO gelding Booming (Don Eduardo-Beautiful Sea, by Grosvenor) & 6YO gelding Warrior Within (King Cugat-Ava Bolli, by Volksraad). Ginga Dude took his record to 15 wins (also including April's Listed BRC Members Handicap over 1600m at Eagle Farm, plus 2010's Gr3 David Jones Cup over 2000m at Caulfield & 2009's NZ Gr2 Avondale Gold Cup over 2200m at Avondale, plus 2008's NZ Listed Rotorua Plate over 1900m at Gate Pa & NZ Gr2 Japan-NZ International Trophy over 1600m at Tauranga) & 14 placings (including the Gr2 Eagle Farm Cup over 2200m at Eagle Farm on June 2 & May's Gr3 Lord Mayor's Cup over 1600m at Doomben, plus 2011's Listed Cranbourne Cup over 2025m, as well as 2010's Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes over 2000m at Flemington, NZ Gr1 Zabeel Classic over 2000m at Ellerslie & NZ Gr1 Kit Ormond Memorial Spring Classic over 2040m at Hastings, in addition to 2009's NZ Gr1 Kelt Capital Stakes over 2040m at Hastings, NZ Gr3 Nicolas Feuillatte Stakes over 2000m at Ellerslie, NZ Gr3 Rotorua Cup over 2200m at Te Aroha & NZ Listed Westbury Stud Karaka Classic over 1600m at Pukekohe Park, plus 2008's NZ Gr2 Avondale Gold Cup over 2200m at Avondale & NZ Listed Jim & John Evans Classic over 1600m at Pukekohe) from 53 starts for $1,142,880 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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