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Awesome Planet Wins Doomben Roses

Monday, 18th May 2009

Former Coolmore shuttler Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat-Mariah's Storm, by Rahy) added a group success when daughter Awesome Planet (Giant's Causeway-Dance On The Moon, by Fasliyev) scored a half-head victory in the $175,000 Gr3 Hidden Dragon Doomben Roses (2020m) for 3YO fillies at Doomben. Awesome Planet (ridden by Jim Cassidy for trainer Graeme Rogerson) defeated Ekstreme (Ekraar-Cashcade, by Anziyan) & Purple (Commands-Lady Viola, by Zabeel). Awesome Planet (a NZ$155,000 yearling at the 2007 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) now has 4 wins (also including April's NZ Listed Manawatu Breeders Stakes over 2000m at Awapuni, plus 2008's NZ Listed Soliloquy Lodge Stakes over 1400m at Ellerslie) & 6 placings (including February's NZ Gr3 First Sovereign Trust Lowland Stakes over 2100m at Trentham & January's NZ Gr3 Desert Gold Stakes over 1600m at Trentham, plus 2008's Gr1 NZ Bloodstock 1000 Guineas over 1600m at Riccarton Park) from 20 starts for $222,343 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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