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Ruud Awakening Wins Gr1 Diamond Stakes
At Ellerslie, triple Gr1-winning Darley shuttler & US Eclipse Award-winning stallion Bernardini (A.P.Indy-Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) added a Gr1 success when boom filly Ruud Awakening (Bernardini-Dawn Almighty, by Danehill) scored by 2.25-lengths for trainer Stephen Marsh in the NZ$200,000 Gr1 Diamond Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs, over fellow filly Bounding (Lonhro-Believe'n'succeed, by Exceed And Excel) & the gelding Al Strada (Perfectly Ready-Penny Arcade, by Straussbrook). Now expected to take her place in next month's Gr1 Golden Slipper, Ruud Awakening (a NZ$90,000 purchase consigned by Westbury Stud at the 2012 NZB National Yearling Sale) took her record to 5 wins (including the (R) Listed Karaka Million & Listed Wellesley Stakes) & 1 placing (in the Listed Murdoch Newell Stakes) from 6 starts for NZ$720,550 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.