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La Sizeranne Wins NZ Darley Plate
Coolmore's Cambridge Stud shuttler Stravinsky (Nureyev-Fire The Groom, by Blushing Groom) added a group success when 4YO mare La Sizeranne (Stravinsky-Tricia Ann, by Zabeel) snatched victory by a long-neck in the NZ$50,000 weight-for-age Gr3 Darley Plate (1200m) at Ellerslie. La Sizereanne (ridden by Mark Hills for trainer Roger James) defeated Gr1-winning & multiple Gr1-placed 5YO mare Gee I Jane (Jahafil-Miss Distinction, by Bletchencore) & 6YO gelding Vaalu (Volksraad-Shepherd's Delight, by Famous Star). La Sizeranne (a $250,000 yearling at the 2003 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) also won the Gr3 Stoney Bridge Stakes over 1400m at Hawera in October & finished runner-up in the Gr2 Rich Hill Mile over 1600m at Ellerslie in January.