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La Montagna Wins Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap
Willowbend Stud sire Monashee Mountain (Danzig-Prospectors Delite, by Mr Prospector) added a Gr1 triumph when 3YO filly La Montagna (Monashee Mountain-Millennial, by Hatta's Mill) came from the tail of the field on the home turn to motor down the centre of the track & defeat the older horses by a half-length in the $1 million Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. La Montagna (ridden by Craig Newitt for trainer Barry Baldwin) defeated Kiwi raiders 5YO mare Gee I Jane (Jahafil-Miss Distinction, by Bletchencore) & 5YO gelding Cog Hill (Star Way-Regal Flight, by Straight Strike). La Montagna now has 7 wins (also including the Gr3 BTC Classic over 1350m on May 20 & Listed Bright Shadow Quality over 1200m on April 8) & 4 placings (including the Listed Juanmo Quality over 1200m on April 22) from 17 starts for $1,061,650 earnings.