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Pounamu Wins Listed Detonator Stakes
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, West Australia, triple Gr1-winning former English Derby victor & Darley shuttler Authorized (Montjeu-Funsie, by Saumarez) added a black-type success when 5YO grey gelding Pounamu (Authorized-Tangiwai, by Street Cry) scored by 1.5 lengths for trainer Alan Mathews in the $100,000 Listed Detonator Stakes (1800m) for 3YO+, over fellow 5YO geldings Tonto (Onemorenomore-Grier Garsonne, by Arena) & Falcon Crest (Musket-La Lollobrigida, by Dauberval). Pounamu, who was placed at Gr3 level in the Gloaming Stakes & Spring Stakes as a 3YO, finally opened his stakes account to improve his record to 7 wins and 12 placings (including the Gr3 Gloaming Stakes & Gr3 Spring Stakes) from 30 starts for $383,730 earnings.