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Eclair Surprise Wins Listed Diamond Jubilee Plate
At Flemington, Scenic Lodge's VRC Derby-winning sire Blackfriars (Danehill-Kensington Gardens) added a stakes success when 5YO gelding Eclair Surprise (Blackfriars-French Scene, by Scenic) scored by a short-head for trainer Phillip Stokes in the $150,000 Listed Diamond Jubilee Plate (1800m) for non maidens, over 6YO gelding Grey Assignment (Refuse to Bend-Tough Assignment, by Covetous) & 4YO gelding Tribal Rock (Rock of Gibraltar-Our Quivira, by Spinning World). A $65,000 Magic Millions Perth graduate, Eclair Surprise took his record to 4 wins (including last start Listed Murray Bridge Gold Cup & 2010's Listed Super Impose Stakes at Flemington) & 2 placings from 11 starts for $274,617 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.