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Lonhspresso Wins Listed The Straight Six
At Flemington, former Australian Champion Sire & 11-time Gr1-winning Darley World Champion Miler Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a black-type success when 4YO mare Lonhspresso (Lonhro-As Simple as That, by Grand Lodge) scored by 0.2-length for trainer Darren Weir in the $120,000 Listed The Straight Six (1200m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Le Bonsir (Choisir-La Bella Dame, by Royal Academy) & 4YO gelding Essay Raider (Bernardini-Elegant Eagle, by Zabeel). Lonhspresso took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Centrebet Classic) and 3 placings (including the Listed Alinghi Stakes) from 10 starts for $306,775 earnings. Lonhspresso was purchased by Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock for $80,000 at the 2010 Inglis Australian Select Weanling Sale from the draft of Ruane. Lonhspresso, who is from the family of Gr1 winners Excites, Duporth and Delago Deluxe, will be aimed at the Gr1 Tatt's Tiara at Eagle Farm on 21 June.