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Cosmic Cube Wins Listed National Sprint
At Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, dual Gr1-winning former Arrowfield Stud & Coolmore shuttler Dehere (Deputy Minister-Sister Dot, by Secretariat) added a black-type success when 5YO New Zealand-bred gelding Cosmic Cube (Dehere-So Keen, by Jade Hunter) scored by 0.5-length for trainer David Vandyke in the $125,000 Listed National Sprint (1400m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare Just A Blur (Dane Shadow-Lenswood, by Woodman) & 6YO gelding Lunar Rise (Starcraft-Spirited Dancer, by Sadler's Wells). Raced by his Auckland-based breeder John Rowan, Cosmic Cube took his record to 7 wins and 6 placings from 20 starts for $186,203 earnings. By Dehere out of Gr2 Surround Stakes winner So Keen (Jade Hunter), Cosmic Cube is a half-brother dual Gr1 winner and former champion New Zealand 2YO Keeninsky.