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Innovation Wins Listed Matamata Cup
At Matamata in New Zealand, Cambridge Stud stallion Keeper (Danehill-Nuwirah, by Pleasant Colony) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Innovation (Keeper-Miss Grosvenor, by Grosvenor) scored by 1.25-lengths for trainer Ralph Manning in the NZ$56,000 Listed Matamata Cup (1600m) for 3YO+, over fellow 5YO mare Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur-Imposingly, by Zabeel) & 7YO gelding The Shackler (Istidaad-Heavens Choice, by Chem). Innovation took her record to 7 wins (including the Listed JC Challenge Stakes & Listed Tauranga Classic) & 4 placings (including the Gr3 Winter Cup) from 24 starts for NZ$163,775 earnings.