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Noble Warrior Wins Listed Rotorua Plate
At Rotorua in NZ, 6YO gelding Noble Warrior (Le Bec Fin-Our Kuini Rose, by Justice Prevails) scored by a long head for trainer G&T Shaw in the NZ$50,000 Listed Rotorua Plate (1950m) for 3YOs+, over 5YO mare Jeu de Cartes (Stravinsky-Prized Gem, by Prized) & 5YO mare Villifye (O'Reilly-Jacilo, by Entrepreneur). Capturing his first win at stakes level, Noble Warrior took his record to 8 wins and 14 placings (including runner-up in the 2012 Listed Karaka Classic at Counties) from 50 starts for earnings of NZ$147,375.