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Noble Protector Wins Gr2 Sunline Stakes
At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, 5YO UK-bred mare Noble Protector (Haafhd-All Glory, by Alzao) registered her second stakes victory in Australia when scoring by 2-lengths for trainer Robert Smerdon in the $200,000 Gr2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 4YO mares Girl In Flight (Commands-Rossiya, by Machiavellian) & Marianne (Darci Brahma-Maryann Jones, by Fasliyev). The Qatar Bloodstock-owned Noble Protector took her record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Schweppervescence Trophy & Listed Newsells Park Stud Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr3 David Jones Cup) from 13 starts for $339,711 earnings.