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Rain Drum Wins Gr2 Shannon Stakes
At Rosehill Gardens, Gr1-winning Danehill stallion Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a group success when 6YO gelding Rain Drum (Fastnet Rock-Gifted Spirit, by Thunder Gulch) scored by 0.2-length for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $175,000 Gr2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) for 3YO+, over 8YO gelding Centennial Park (Thorn Park-Trephina, by Last Tycoon) & 4YO gelding Our Desert Warrior (Desert King-High Heels, by Canny Lad). This was Rain Drum's first stakes victory and took his record to 6 wins & 5 placings (including the Listed Wagga Wagga Cup) from 11 starts for $291,110 earnings.