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Kiss Bang Love Wins Gr3 Gimcrack Stakes
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Taunton Vale Stud's Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude winner Demerit (Lonhro-Shame, by Scenic) celebrated his first stakes winner when 2YO filly Kiss Bang Love (Demerit-Vacillare, by Trade Fair) scored an upset 1.25 length win for trainer Russell Stewart in the $150,000 Gr3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow fillies Lucy Mae (Stratum-Razzia, by Scenic) & Seannie (Sebring-Uncanny Choice, by Choisir). Kiss Bang Love, who was a $9,000 purchase by Stewart at the 2016 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale from the draft of Taunton Vale, improved her record to 1 win and 2 placings from 5 starts for $98,825 earnings.