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Close Hatches Wins US Gr1 Cotillion Stakes
At Parx Racecourse in the US, 3YO Juddmonte Farms filly Close Hatches (First Defence-Rising Tornado, by Storm Cat) scored by 2-lengths for trainer Bill Mott in the US$1 million Gr1 Cotillion Stakes (8 furlongs) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Sweet Lulu (Mr Greeley-Successful Outlook, by Orientate) & Street Girl (Street Hero-Kristy Beethoven, by Kris S). In claiming her second Gr1 victory, Close Hatches took her record to 5 wins (including the last-start Gr1 Mother Goose Stakes & Gr2 Gazelle Stakes) & a placing (the Gr1 Acorn Stakes) from 7 starts.