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Battle Hero Wins Listed Lex Piper Stakes
At Ascot in West Australia, Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Widden Stud stallion & former Australian Champion 1st-Season Sire Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a black-type success when 3YO gelding Battle Hero (Stratum-Fromm, by O'Reilly) scored by 1-length for trainer Grant Williams in the $100,000 Listed Lex Piper Stakes (1600m) for 3YO c&g, over 3YO colt Say Geronimo (Mastercraftsman-Kew, by Casual Lies) & fellow 3YO gelding Tonto (Onemorenomore-Grier Garsonne, by Aren). A homebred for prominent WA owner and breeder Bob Peters, this was the maiden stakes victory for Battle Hero who took his record to 3 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for $97,050 earnings.