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Celestine Wins Gr1 Just A Game Stakes
At Belmont Park's bumper US meeting, 4YO mare Celestine (Scat Daddy-Mona Mia, by Monarchos) provided trainer Bill Mott with a Gr1 double when cavorting away with the US$700,000 Gr1 Just A Game Stakes (8 furlongs) for mares 4YO+, ahead of 5YO mare Recepta (Speightstown-Honor Bestowed, by Honor Grades) & fellow 4YO mare Mrs McDougal (Medaglia d'Oro-Distorted Passion, by Distorted Humor). The win, her first at Gr1 level, elevated Celestine's record to 6 wins (also including last start's Gr2 Honeyfox Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Listed Sanibel Island Handicap, Listed Wait A While Handicap & Listed Wild Applause Stakes) & 3 placings (including the Listed Tropical Park Oaks & Listed Sand Springs Stakes) from 12 starts.