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First Beneteau Foal At Arrowfield
Arrowfield's first foal by their Gr3-winning & Gr1-placed stallion Beneteau (Redoute's Choice-Slice Of Paradise, by Encosta de Lago) is a filly, born August 3, out of Overblik (Elvstroem-Survey, by Geiger Counter), a winning relative of multiple Group winner Tickle My. Both sire and dam were trained by Paul Messara, with Beneteau proving one of the best 2YO colts of his generation, highlighted by his 3rd placing behind Star Witness and Shaaheq in the Gr1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. Rated 121 by Timeform, Beneteau is beautifully bred, being out of a stakes-placed winning sister to champion filly Alinghi. Beneteau stands in 2012 at a fee of $11,000 and can be inspected at Arrowfield's 2012 Stallion Open House, 23-26 August.