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Eclair Big Bang Wins Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude
At Caulfield, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate winning stallion Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) added a group success when 3YO gelding Eclair Big Bang (Savabeel-Ennerdale, by Singspiel) scored by 0.75-length for trainer Phillip Stokes in the $175,000 Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) for 3YO c&g, over the colt El Roca (Fastnet Rock-Rubimill, by Rubiton) & fellow gelding Long John (Street Cry-Hosiery, by Night Shift). This was Eclair Big Bang's first stakes victory and took his record to 3 wins & a placing (the Gr2 Danehill Stakes) from 4 starts for $168,850 earnings.