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Rocket Commander Wins Gr3 Wenona Girl Quality
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Wattle Brae Stud's deceased Gr2 winning & triple Gr3 winning stallion Court Command added a Group success when Rocket Commander (Court Command-Pinot Royale, by Red Ransom) won by a nail-biting 0.1 length for trainer Matthew Dale in the $149,500 Gr3 Wenona Girl Quality (1200m) for 4YO+ mares, over Hieroglyphics (Conatus-Zefta, by Zeditave) & Zestful (Redoute's Choice-Zest, by Marauding). A meagre $3,500 buy at the 2013 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale from the draft of Oakbank Estate Stud, Rocket Commander now takes her record to 7 wins (also including the Listed SAJC Penny Edition Stakes) and 16 placings (including the Listed SAJC City of Adelaide Handicap, Gr2 SAJC Queen of the South Stakes, Gr3 SAJC RA Lee Stakes, Gr3 SAJC Spring Stakes, Gr3 MRC Ladies Day Vase & Gr3 MVRC Tesio Stakes) for $396,460 in earnings.