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Speak Fondly Wins Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, ill-fated Widden Stud sire Northern Meteor (Encosta de Lago-Explosive, by Fappiano) added a Group success when 3YO filly Speak Fondly (Northern Meteor-Blab, by Flying Spur) scored by 1.3-lengths for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $175,000 Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Kimberley Star (Star Witness-Kiss the Sun, by Anabaa) & Lake Geneva (Fastnet Rock-Hips Don't Lie, by Stravinsky). Speak Fondly took her record to 2 wins (including the Gr2 Magic Night Stakes) and 2 placings (including the Gr2 Sweet Embrace Stakes) from 5 starts for $258,700 earnings. The Gooree-bred Speak Fondly is a half-sister to Gr2 Hobartville Stakes winner Wild And Proud from the stakes-winning Flying Spur mare Blab. This is also the family of champion filly Bounding Away, winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks, and Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury.