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Reldas Wins Listed Abell Stakes
At Moonee Valley in Victoria, Vinery Stud's 6-time Gr1-winning stallion Testa Rossa (Perugino-Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) added a black-type success when 5YO gelding Reldas (Testa Rossa-Classic Status, by Marscay) scored by 1.25-lengths for trainer Robert Smerdon in the $120,000 Listed Abell Stakes (1200m) for 3YO+, over 4YO gelding Onerous (Dash for Cash-Amoroso, by Revoque) & 7YO gelding It Is Written (Written Tycoon-Winning Team, by Danehill Dancer). This was the first stakes victory for the talented Reldas who advanced his record to 7 wins and 7 placings (including the MRC Christmas Stakes) from 22 starts for $332,290 earnings. Reldas was purchased for $82,000 by Cameron Cooke Bloodstock at the 2012 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Mill Park.