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Black Heart Bart Wins Listed Bunbury Stakes
At Bunbury in West Australia, Scenic Lodge's VRC Derby-winning sire Blackfriars (Danehill-Kensington Gardens, by Grosvenor) added a black-type success when 4YO gelding Black Heart Bart (Blackfriars-Sister Theresa, by At Talaq) romped home by 5.25-lengths for trainer Vaughn Sigley in the $120,000 Listed Bunbury Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Danablue (Husson Lightning-Nikita Blue, by Polish Blue) & fellow 4YO gelding Dawn Approach (Statue of Liberty-Delicate Snip, by Snippets). Black Heart Bart took his record to 7 wins (including the Listed Pinjarra Classic, Listed Cyril Flower Stakes, Listed WATC Carbine Club of WA Stakes & Listed WATC Summer Scorcher) and 7 placings (including the Gr3 WATC Asian Beau Stakes) from 18 starts for $519,200 earnings. The well-related Black Heart Bart is out of a half-sister to New Zealand Oaks winner Savannah Success, dam of Cox Plate winner and outstanding young stallion Savabeel.