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Shamexpress Wins Gr1 Newmarket Handicap
At Flemington, high-flying Waikato Stud stallion O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) added a Gr1 triumph when 3YO filly Shamexpress (O'Reilly-Volkrose, by Volksraad) sprouted wings to score by a short head for trainer Danny O'Brien in the $1 million Gr1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) for 3YOs+ over 4YO geldings Moment of Change (Barely A Moment-Europium, by Metal Storm) & Aeronautical (Encosta De Lago-Moon Fever, by Fusaichi Pegasus). Shamexpress (a NZ$130,000 yearling consigned by Beltana Stud at the 2011 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka) took her record to 3 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes) from 10 starts for earnings of $780,475. She is now likely to have a crack at Royal Ascot's prestigious sprint events. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.