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Palazzo Pubblico Wins Listed Alinghi Stakes
At Caulfield in Melbourne on Saturday, Plaintree's Danehill stallion Conatus (Danehill-Light Up The World, by Rory's Jester) added a black-type success when 5YO mare Palazzo Pubblico (Conatus-Piazza del Campo, by General Nediym) finished full of running to score by0.2 length for trainer Matthew Smith in the $120,000 Listed Alinghi Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, over 4YO mare Aegean Sea (Beneteau-Tyche, by Saltgrass) & fellow 5YO mare Vezalay (Shamardal-Tactfully, by Flying Spur). This was a brilliant return to racing by Palazzo Pubblico who improved her record to 7 wins (including the Listed Bright Shadow Handicap) and 3 placings from 20 starts for $354,340 earnings.