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Dame Claire Wins Listed R.M Ansett Classic
Former shuttler Danehill Dancer (Danehill-Mira Adonde, by Sharpen Up) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Dame Claire (Danehill Dancer-Lovely Actress, by Kaldoun) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Pat Carey in the $120,000 Listed R.M Ansett Classic (2400m) for 3YOs+ at Mornington, over 7YO gelding I'm Jake (Pins-Venetian Court, by Pompeii Court) & fellow 5YO mare Storm Burst (Danehill Dancer-Storm Fille, by Thunder Gulch). Dame Claire (a NZ$30,000 yearling consigned by Monovale Farm at the 2009 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) took her record to 6 wins (also including the Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes last May) & 4 placings from 28 starts for $270,113 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.