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The Messina Nymph Wins Listed WH Wylie Handicap
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 5YO mare The Messina Nymph (Commands-Charybdis, by Royal Academy) scored by 1.75-lengths for trainer Tony McEvoy in the $100,000 Listed WH Wylie Handicap (1100m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Sandhill Flash (Written Tycoon-Flirted, by Bluebird) & 4YO gelding Eclair Choice (California Dane-Bounce, by Woodman). The Messina Nymph took her record to 6 wins (including the Listed Alinghi Stakes & Listed Manihi Classic) and 4 placings (including the Listed William Crockett Stakes) from 12 starts for $286,360 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.