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Aust-Bred Encosta Filly Wins In Japan
Also in Japan, Australian-bred 3YO filly Agnes Rosy (Encosta de Lago-Lady Silver Hawk, by Silver Hawk) scored over 1000m at Niigata for trainer Hideyuki Mori. Agnes Rosie (a NZ$260,000 yearling at the 2008 NZB Premier Sale) took her record to a win & a runner-up from 8 starts. She is a full-sister to Australia's Gr2-winning & Gr1-placed 4YO gelding Pre Eminence who boasts 3 wins (including February's Gr2 Alister Clark Stakes over 1600m at Moonee Valley & 2008's Gr3 Norman Robinson Stakes over 2000m at Caulfield) & 4 placings (including 2008's Gr1 Victoria Derby over 2500m at Flemington) from 15 starts for $400,025 earnings.