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Mourinho Wins Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes
At Caulfield in Melbourne, triple European Gr1-winning former Coolmore shuttler & now South African-based sire Oratorio (Danehill-Mahrah, by Vaguely Noble) added a Group success when 8YO gelding Mourinho (Oratorio-Benevolent, by Generous) scored by 0.1-length for caretaker trainer Darryl Blackshaw in the $200,000 Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over 8YO gelding The Cleaner (Savoire Vivre-Dash of Scotch, by Blessington) & 5YO Irish-bred gelding Dibayani (Shamardal-Dibiya, by Caerleon). Mourinho, a $36,000 yearling consigned by Little Wych Stud at the 2009 Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney, took his record to 10 wins (including the Gr2 Peter Young Stakes, Gr2 Australia Stakes, Gr3 JRA Cup, Gr3 Tasmanian Derby & Listed Cranbourne Cup) and 9 placings (including the Gr2 Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes) from 36 starts for $1,084,997 earnings.