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Noble Protector Wins Gr3 Schweppervescence Trophy
At Flemington in Melbourne, 5YO UK-bred mare Noble Protector (Haafhd-All Glory, by Alzao) registered her first win in Australia when romping home by 4.5-lengths for trainer Robert Smerdon in the $150,000 Gr3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 4YO mare Marianne (Darci Brahma-Maryann Jones, by Fasliyev) & 3YO filly Set Square (Reset-Dynastar, by Zeditave). The Qatar Bloodstock-owned Noble Protector took her record to 4 wins (including the Listed Newsells Park Stud Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr3 David Jones Cup) from 12 starts for $218,211 earnings.