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Gatting Wins Listed Melvista Stakes
At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia, Gr1-winning Darley shuttler & 2007 Gr1 Kentucky Derby runner-up Hard Spun (Danzig-Turkish Tryst, by Turkoman) added a black-type success when 3YO gelding Gatting (Hard Spun-Stubborn, by Lonhro) scored by 0.2 length for trainer Darren Mcauliffe in the $100,000 Listed Melvista Stakes (2200m) for 3YO colts & geldings, over fellow 3YO geldings Final Salute (Not a Single Doubt-Sophia Babe, by Iglesia) & Taxagano (Rogano-Taxa, by Carry a Smile). This was the first stakes victory for Gatting who improved his record to 4 wins and 5 placings from 11 starts for $220,700 earnings.