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Ransomed Wins Gr1 Spring Classic
At Hastings in New Zealand, 6YO gelding Ransomed (Handsome Ransom-Ski Queen, by Sky Filou) scored by a nose for trainer Gary Vile in the NZ$250,000 Gr1 Spring Classic (2040m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Nashville (Darci Brahma-Royal Kiss, by Royal Academy) & 4YO gelding Survived (Zed-Liberal, by Generous). This was Ransomed's maiden Gr1 victory and took his record to 8 wins (including the Gr3 Manawatu Cup & Listed Marton Cup) & 7 placings (including the Gr2 Awapuni Gold Cup & Gr3 Canterbury Cup) from 35 starts for NZ$333,515 earnings.