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Virage De Fortune Daughter Salutes At Right Time

Friday, 4th March 2016

At Wyong yesterday, one of the best bred runners in Australia shook the monkey off her back as a $1.12 favourite, despite encountering more traffic than on London's M1. Jumping as the dominant $1.12 favourite, Panegyria (Exceed And Excel-Virage de Fortune, by Anabaa) was expected to win with a hoof in the air –and she did – but not before getting caught up on the fence with few escape options. James McDonald did well to extricate the blue-blood filly who had placed for Godolphin on debut and give her clear running to the line. Her Redoute's Choice half-brother, Barbados, who overcame a serious injury at 6 months to still win at metropolitan level, has his first yearlings sell at the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale later this month.

Barbados

Barbados' first yearlings are selling at MM Adelaide (pic: Steve Hart)
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