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Playing God Wins Gr3 Northerly Stakes
At Ascot in Western Australia, Scenic Lodge's Gr1 VRC Derby-winning son Blackfriars (Danehill-Kensington Gardens, by Grosvenor) added a stakes quinella when 6YO gelding Playing God (Blackfriars-Dolly Will Do, by Rubiton) scored by 0.3-length for trainer Neville Parnham in the $125,000 Gr3 Northerly Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over 5YO entire Rohan (Blackfriars-Voltage Pak, by Carry a Smile) & 6YO mare Platinum Rocker (Love a Dane-Platinum Strip, by Magic of Money). Playing God took his record to 8 wins (including the Gr1 Kingston Town Classic - twice & Gr2 Western Australia Guineas) & 11 placings (including the Gr1 Australian Guineas, Gr1 Australian Cup, Gr1 Western Australia Derby, Gr1 Turnbull Stakes & Gr1 CF Orr Stakes) from 38 starts for $1,621,700 earnings.