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Stratum Star Wins Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
In a blanket finish at Caulfield in Melbourne, At Caulfield in Melbourne, Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Widden Stud stallion & former Australian Champion 1st-Season Sire Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) celebrated a Gr1 victory when 4YO entire Stratum Star (Stratum-Purely Spectacular, by Pins) scored by a nose for trainer Darren Weir in the $402,000 Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m), over favoured 4YO gelding Disposition (Reset-Test Case, by Testa Rossa) & 5YO entire Under The Louvre (Excellent Art-Barcelona Girl, by Noverre). A perennial bridesmaid since shedding his stakes tag last October, highly consistent Stratum Star took his record to 4 wins (also including the Listed Gothic Stakes) & 9 placings (including last start's Gr1 Memsie Stakes, Gr2 Alister Clarke Stakes, Gr1 Australian Guineas, Gr3 CS Hayes Stakes, Gr2 Sandown Guineas & Gr2 Carbine Club Stakes) for $643,460 earnings.