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Dead Heat In Gr2 Blamey Stakes

Monday, 11th March 2013

At Flemington, European champion 4-time Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) & Emirates Park Stud's Gr1-winning stallion Al Maher (Danehill-Show Dancing, by Don't Say Halo) celebrated a stakes win apiece when Irish-bred 4YO entire Puissance de Lune (Shamardal-Princess Serena, by Unbridled's Song) deadheated  with 6YO gelding Budriguez (Al Maher-Deni, by St Covet) for trainers Darren Weir and David Jolly, respectively, in the $220,000 Gr2 Blamey Stakes (1600m) for 3YOs+, over 8YO gelding Wall Street (Montjeu-Villa Wanda, by Grand Lodge)  Puissance de Lune took his record to 7 wins (including last start's Gr3 Queen Elizabeth stakes over 2600m at Flemington 7 Listed Bendigo Cup) & 3 placings from 13 starts for over $484,659 earnings. A $25,000 Inglis Classic graduate, Budriguez took his record to 11 wins (including 2012's Gr3 TS Carlyon Cup over 1600m, 2011's Gr3 RA Lee Stakes in SA over 1600m and 2011's Listed City of Adelaide Handicap over 1400m) & 7 placings (including the Gr2 Peter Young Stakes over 1800m) from 29 starts for $586,600 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.

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