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Azzeri Daughter Wins US Gr3 Monmouth Stakes
Making her stakes-debut at Monmouth Park in the US, 3YO filly Wine Princess (Ghostzapper-Azeri, by Jade Hunter) became the 2nd stakes performer out of dual Horse of the Year Azeri when winning by an authoritative 2.25-lengths in the US$100,000 Gr3 Monmouth Oaks (8.5 furlongs) for 3YO fillies. A US$475,000 2010 Keeneland September Yearling buy, Wine Princess is a grand daughter of Australian-bred Ahonoora mare Zodiac Miss. Wine Princess' latest victory took her record to 3 wins & a runner-up from 5 starts. Dam Azeri, who won 17 of 24 starts including 12 Gr1s, is also the dam of 2008 record-priced Keeneland US$7.7 million yearling buy-back Take Control. Lightly raced due to injury, the son of A.P.Indy has won 2 of 3 starts, most recently finishing 4th in the Gr2 Del Mar San Diego Handicap (8.5 furlongs) last month.