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Mourinho Wins Gr1 Underwood 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 Gr1 success in a blanket finish when 8YO gelding Mourinho (Oratorio-Benevolent, by Generous) scored by a nose for trainer Peter Gelagotis in the $402,000 Gr1 Underwood Stakes (1800m), over fellow 8YO geldings Fawkner (Reset-Dane Belltar, by Danewin) & The Cleaner (Savoire Vivre-Dash of Scotch, by Blessington). Mourinho, a $36,000 yearling consigned by Little Wych Stud at the 2009 Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney, took his record to 11 wins (also including last month’s Gr2 PB Lawrence Stakes, 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 38 starts for $1,331,997 earnings.