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Sacred Elixir Wins Gr2 Vase

Monday, 24th October 2016

At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Windsor Park's Gr1 English Derby-winning shuttler Pour Moi (Montjeu-Gwynn, by Darshaan) added a Group success when 3YO NZ-bred gelding Sacred Elixir (Pour Moi-Baltika, by Stravinsky) scored a dominant 0.5 length win for trainer Tony Pike in the $200,000 Gr2 Vase (2040m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO gelding Morvada (Mossman-Carnegie Minstrel, by Carnegie) & 3YO colt So Si Bon (So You Think-Black Minx, by Lonhro). Purchased for NZ$170,000 by Raffles Racing from the draft of Wentwood Grange at the 2015 NZB National Yearling Sales Series, Sacred Elixir advanced his record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 JJ Atkins Stakes & Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude) and 1 placing from 9 starts for $701,203 earnings. Sacred Elixir's win saw him promoted to the top of betting for next week's Victoria Derby (2500m) at Flemington. He is currently at $3.80 ahead of his nearest market rival Good Standing at $7. "He got fired up before the Guineas and over-raced which was probably the telling factor," trainer Tony Pike told Sky Racing. "He was good today, he switched off without the blinkers off and was strong to the line." He added: "The bigger flatter Flemington track and the extra ground is going to suit him."

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Sacred Elixir (image: Mark Gatt)
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