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Famous Seamus Wins Listed Lightning Handicap
At Randwick, Gr1-winning NZ Haunui Farm shuttler Elusive City (Elusive Quality-Star Of Paris, by Dayjur) added a stakes success when 5YO gelding Famous Seamus (Elusive City-Clinique, by Dance Floor) scored by 0.8-length for trainer Noel Mayfield-Smith in the $100,000 Listed Lightning Handicap (1100m) for 3YO+, over 4YO mare Ichihara (General Nediym-Cut a Dash, by Whiskey Road) & 7YO gelding Rarefied (Commands-Subtle, by Night Shift). This was back-to-back Lightning Handicap victories for Famous Seamus who took his record to 8 wins (including the Listed BRC Hinkler Handicap, Listed GCTC Prime Minister's Cup & Listed Lightning Handicap) & 5 placings (including the last-start Gr2 Premiere Stakes & Gr3 Newmarket Handicap at Newcastle) from 22 starts for $455,650 earnings.