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Vergara Wins Listed Mona Lisa Stakes
At Wyong on the New South Wales Central Coast, former Widden Stud and now Scenic Lodge-based dual stakes-winning stallion Snippetson (Snippets-Snowdrift, by Polish Precedent) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Vergara (Snippetson-Graces Spirit, by Flying Spur) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Anthony Cummings in the $100,000 Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) for 3YO+ f&m, over 7YO mare Two Blue (Dubleo-Blue Booty, by Personal Flag) & 6YO mare Oxford Heart (Lion Heart-Oxford Princess, by Magic Ring). This was the first stakes victory for Vergara who took her record to 7 wins and 6 placings from 23 starts for $254,095 earnings. Vergara is out of a half-sister to Gr1 winning sprinter and sire Turffontein and hails from the Betty Box (IRE) family of VRC Derby winner Hit The Roof, Gr1 Railway Handicap winner Alynda, and Gr3 winning sire Fast 'N' Famous.