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Astronomia Unplaced In New York
Also in the US, former Gai Waterhouse-trained Australian 5YO racemare Astronomia (King's Best-Astralita, by Kenny's Best Pal) who won her North American debut over 5.5 furlongs on turf at Saratoga last month, finished unplaced (8th in the field of 10) in her 1st US stakes race in the US$113,000 Gr3 Noble Damsel Handicap (8 furlongs) for fillies & mares at Belmont Park. Astronomia (purchased by Darley for $280,000 at the 2004 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney from the draft of Trelawney Stud) notched 2 wins & 6 placings (including runner-ups in the Gr2 Wakeful Stakes over 2000m at Flemington & Listed Reginald Allen Quality over 1400m at Randwick, plus 4th in the Gr1 AJC Oaks over 2400m) in 12 starts for $212,310 prize-money on Australian tracks. She subsequently finished unplaced in 3 runs in England last year (including 4th in a Listed event at Goodwood).