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Pepperwood Wins Magic Millions Stayers Cup
Wattle Brae Stud sire Easy Rocking (Barathea-Twiglet, by Twig Moss) added a feature success when top-weighted 4YO entire Pepperwood (Easy Rocking-Rhianna Louise, by Woodman) scored a 2-lengths victory in the $250,000 Magic Millions Stayers Cup (1800m) at the Gold Coast. Pepperwood (ridden by Robert Thompson for trainer Liam Birchley) defeated 6YO gelding Ashraf (Danehill-Dis La, by Diesis) & favoured 5YO gelding Causeyacan (Giant's Causeway-C'yaontheotherside, by Hermitage). Pepperwood (a $38,000 yearling consigned from Glenlogan Park at the 2006 Magic Millions Summer Sale) now has 5 wins (also including 2008's Gr3 Doomben Classic over 1615m & Listed Bernborough Handicap over 1630m at Doomben) & 8 placings (including 2008's Gr2 Queensland Guineas over 1600m at Eagle Farm, Listed Queensland Day Stakes over 1400m at Eagle Farm & Listed Vo Rogue Plate over 1350m at Doomben, plus 2007's Listed Australia Post Stakes over 1400m at Eagle Farm) from 21 starts for $621,650 earnings.