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Molto Bene Wins Listed Headquarters Tavern Stakes
At Flemington, multiple Gr1-winning deceased sire Royal Academy (Nijinsky-Crimson Saint, by Crimson Satan) added a stakes success when 4YO mare Molto Bene (Royal Academy-Benevolent, by Generous) scored a fast-finishing 1-length win for trainer Phillip Stokes in the $120,000 Listed Headquarters Tavern Stakes (1410m) for 4YO+, over 6YO gelding British General (General Nediym-British Lion, by Celtic Swing) & 5YO mare Goldslick (Bradbury's Luck-Alleged Encounter, by Encounter). Molto Bene took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 SAJC Sires' Produce Stakes) & 2 placings (including the Listed Port Adelaide Guineas) from 12 starts for $212,400 earnings.