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Meteoroid Wins Listed Belmont Newmarket

Monday, 14th August 2017

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J: Joseph Azzopardi
T: Simon Miller
W: 55 kgs
S: Northern Meteor
D: Benatar
0.1L
J: B Parnham
T: P & M Giadresco
W: 57.5 kgs
S: Viscount
D: Street Show
0.2L
J: Jarrad Noske
T: Chris Gangemi
W: 58 kgs
S: Stratum
D: Fromm
0.4L
J: Randy Tan
T: Ms S L Miller
W: 57 kgs
S: Knowledge
D: Tiffany Island

At Belmont racecourse in Perth, Widden Stud's ill-fated Gr1-winning sire Northern Meteor (Encosta de Lago-Explosive, by Fappiano) added a black-type success when 6YO bay mare Meteoroid (Northern Meteor-Benatar, by Distant Music) toughed it out in heavy conditions to post her maiden stakes victory in the $100,000 Listed Belmont Newmarket (1200m) for 3YO+, defeating Profit Street & Battle Hero. Meteoroid, who was purchased for $90,000 at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Kitchwin Hills, improved her record to 7 wins and 6 placings (including the Listed WATC Jungle Mist Classic) from 19 starts for $240,590 in earnings.

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