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The Messina Nymph Wins Listed Manihi Classic
At Morphettville in South Australia, Darley's deceased Gr3-winning & multiple Gr1-placed stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) added a black-type success when 4YO mare The Messina Nymph (Commands-Charybdis, by Royal Academy) scored by 1-length for trainer Tony McEvoy in the $80,000 Listed Manihi Classic (1100m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Vatican (God's Own-Our Sistine, by Peintre Celebre) & 4YO gelding Swinging Arms (Planchet-Whistling Lass, by Brondesbury). The Messina Nymph took her record to 5 wins (including the Listed Alinghi Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Listed William Crockett Stakes) from 9 starts for $203,530 earnings. The Messina Nymph was purchased by her trainer Tony McEvoy for $30,000 at the 2012 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud.