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Big Memory Wins Listed Roy Higgins Quality
At Flemington in Melbourne, former 5-time Gr1-winning shuttler Duke Of Marmalade (Danehill-Love Me True, by Kingmambo) added a black type success when French-bred 7YO gelding Big Memory (Duke of Marmalade out of Nicara, by Nebos) fought back doggedly to score by 0.1 length for trainer Tony McEvoy in the $121,200 Listed Roy Higgins Quality (2600m), over fellow 7YO gelding Cadillac Mountain (Reset-Picholine, by Dehere) & 6YO gelding Settler's Stone (Savoire Vivre-Rock Chick, by Octagonal). Big Memory took his record to 5 wins (also including the Listed Moonee Valley Night Cup & Gr2 MRC Herbert Power Handicap) & 16 placings (including the Listed Australia Day Cup, Gr3 VRC Lexus Stakes, Gr3 VRC Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Listed MRC Mornington Cup Prelude, Listed MRC Mornington Cup (twice), Listed Bendigo Yalumba Golden Mile & Gr2 MRC Herbert Power Stakes) from 38 starts for $905,532 earnings.