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Ninth Legion Wins Listed Eye Liner Stakes
At Ipswich in South-East Queensland, Coolmore's Gr1-winning son of Danehill and former champion Australian sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a black-type success when 6YO gelding Ninth Legion (Fastnet Rock-Xaar's Jewel, by Xaar) scored by 1-length for the training triumvirate of Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes in the $175,000 Listed Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) for 3YO+, over 5YO entire Beckham (Pins-Glamour Puss, by Tale of the Cat) & 8YO gelding Steel Zip (Canadian Silver-Zip, by Cossack Warrior). Ninth Legion, who was a $110,000 purchase by Anthony Cummings at the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Edinglassie Stud, took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr2 Villiers Stakes & Listed ATC Carrington Stakes) and 10 placings (including the Gr2 Theo Marks Stakes, Gr2 Shannon Stakes, Gr2 Phar Lap Stakes & Listed Ladies Day Cup) from 42 starts for $922,400 earnings. Ninth Legion is expected to make his next appearance in the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m) at the Sunshine Coast on 2 July.