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Commanding Jewel Wins Gr2 Let's Elope Stakes
At Flemington, Gr3-winning & multiple Gr1-placed Darley stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) added a group success when 4YO mare Commanding Jewel (Commands-Regard, by Zabeel) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Leon Corstens in the $220,000 Gr2 Let's Elope Stakes (1400m) for 4YO+ mares, over fellow 4YO mares Catkins (Dubawi-Salix Caprea, by Catbird) & A Time For Julia (Redoute's Choice-Procrastinate, by Jade Hunter). Commanding Jewel, a half-sister to undefeated superstar mare Atlantic Jewel, took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr1 Thousand Guineas) & 2 placings (including the Gr2 Edward Manifold Stakes & Gr3 Thousand Guineas Prelude) from 7 starts for $541,700 earnings.