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Platelet Wins Gr2 Gilgai Stakes

Monday, 7th October 2013

At Flemington, Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Widden Stud stallion & former Australian Champion 1st-Season Sire Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a group success when 5YO mare Platelet (Strategic-Bloodline, by Dracula) scored by 0.75-length for trainer Darren Weir in the $220,000 Gr2 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 6YO entire Spirit Of Boom (Sequalo-Temple Spirit, by Special Dane) & 6YO mare Steps In Time (Danehill Dancer-Rare Insight, by O'Reilly). Platelet took her record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Robert Sangster Classic, Gr1 Goodwood Handicap & Gr3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes) & 10 placings (including the Gr3 Champagne Stakes, Gr3 RN Irwin Stakes & Gr3 Ian McEwen Stakes) from 21 starts for $1,087,850 earnings.

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