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Cross Traffic Wins US Gr1 Whitney Handicap

Monday, 5th August 2013

At Saratoga in the US, recently euthanized US sire & former Arrowfield shuttler Unbridled's Song (Unbridled-Trolley Song, by Caro) added a Gr1 success when 4YO entire Cross Traffic (Unbridled's Song-Stop Traffic, by Cure the Blues) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainer Todd Pletcher in the US$450,000 Gr1 Whitney Invitational Handicap (9 furlongs) for 3YOs+, over 7YO gelding Successful Dan (Successful Appeal-Lisa Danielle, by Wolf Power) & 5YO entire Mucho Macho Man (Macho Uno-Ponche de Leona, by Ponche). This was Cross Traffic's first stakes triumph and took his record to 3 wins & 2 placings (including the last-start Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont) from 5 starts.

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