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Scapolo Wins Listed Great Easter Stakes
At Riccarton Park in New Zealand, Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner & NZ The Oaks Stud shuttler Bachelor Duke (Miswaki-Gossamer, by Seattle Slew) added a black-type success when 4YO gelding Scapolo (Bachelor Duke-Kadesa, by Zabeel) scored by 4.5-lengths for trainer Kevin Myers in the NZ$50,000 Listed Great Easter Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over 6YO mare Elusive Tracy (Elusive City-Trestres Tracy Ann, by Archway) & 6YO gelding Electronic Motion (Snippetson-Dorin Donna, by Rodrigo de Triano). Scapolo took his record to 9 wins (including the Gr2 Coupland's Bakeries Mile) and 7 placings (including the Listed Champagne Stakes, Listed Fashion Stakes & Gr3 Spring Sprint Handicap) from 18 starts for NZ$334,545 earnings. Scapolo was purchased by Myers for NZ$40,000 at the 2011 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of The Oaks Stud.