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Testarhythm Wins Listed Ortensia Stakes
At Scone in the Hunter Valley, Vinery Stud's 6-time Gr1-winning stallion Testa Rossa (Perugino-Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) added a black-type success when 6YO gelding Testarhythm (Testa Rossa-Dancing Bridges, by Danske) scored by 1-length for trainer Darren Smith in the $140,000 Listed Ortensia Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, over fellow 6YO gelding Unanimously (Not a Single Doubt-Heaven's Eyes, by Vain) & 3YO gelding Barbed (Canny Lad-Key Bar Nights, by Anabaa). Testarhythm took his record to 6 wins (including the Listed Takeover Target Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr3 Run To The Rose) from 20 starts for $408,450 earnings. Testarhythm was purchased by Smith for $110,000 at the 2009 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud.