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1st Win For 3/4-Sister To Manhattan Rain
Valuable 2YO filly Rex Is A Star (Encosta De Lago-Sliding Cube, by Rock Of Gibraltar) returned from a 5.5-months spell to record her 1st win (at her 2nd start, following a runner-up on debut) with victory over 1100m at Canterbury Park in Sydney yesterday for trainer Gai Waterhouse. Rex Is A Star (a Teeley Assets home-bred) is a 3/4-sister-in-blood to Gr1-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed Arrowfield Stud stallion Manhattan Rain (Encosta De Lago-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad). In addition her Gr3-winning dam Sliding Cube (Rock Of Gibraltar-Shantha's Choice) is a 3/4-sister to both flagship Arrowfield Stud stallion & 2-time former Australian Champion Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice) & Gr1-winning sire Platinum Scissors (Danehill-Shantha's Choice).