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Aerovelocity Wins Gr1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen
At Chukyo Racecourse in Japan, Waikato Stud's Gr1 Australian Guineas-winning stallion Pins (Snippets-No Finer, by Kaoru Star) celebrated an overseas Gr1 success when 6YO gelding Aerovelocity (Pins-Exodus, by Kaapstad) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Paul O'Sullivan in the Gr1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen (1200m) for 3YO+, over 6YO entire Hakusan Moon (Admire Moon-Ciliege, by Sakura Bakushin O) & 4YO entire Mikki Isle (Deep Impact-Star Isle, by Rock of Gibraltar). This was the second Gr1 victory for Aerovelocity who took his record to 9 wins (including the Gr1 Hong Kong Sprint, Gr2 Premier Bowl Handicap & Gr3 Sha Tin Vase) and 5 placings (including the Gr1 Chairman's Sprint Prize) from 17 starts.