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Zipping Wins Gr1 Australian Cup

Monday, 15th March 2010

Ill-fated former Coolmore shuttler & multiple champion sire Danehill (Danzig-Razyana, by His Majesty) added a Gr1 triumph when 8YO gelding Zipping (Danehill-Social Scene, by Grand Lodge) snatched victory by a nose in the $1 million weight-for-age Gr1 Darley Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington in Melbourne. Zipping (ridden by Nicholas Hall for trainer Robert Hickmott) defeated 6YO gelding Sirmione (Encosta De Lago-World Guide, by Defensive Play) & 5YO gelding Moatize (Danehill Dancer-Shezabeel, by Zabeel). Zipping (a $190,000 yearling at the 2003 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) now has 14 wins (also including 2009's Gr2 Sandown Classic over 2400m at Sandown Hillside for the 3rd successive year, plus 2006's Gr2 Moonee Valley Cup over 2500m & Listed Naturalism Stakes over 2000m at Caulfield, as well as 2005's Listed Hong Kong Jockey Club Plate over 1800m at Flemington) & 9 placings (including 2009's Gr1 W.S.Cox Plate over 2040m at Moonee Valley, plus 2008's Gr1 Cox Plate & Gr1 Patinack Farm Turnbull Stakes over 2000m at Flemington, as well as 2007's Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes over 2000m at Flemington & Gr2 Makybe Diva Stakes over 1600m at Flemington, in addition to 2006's Gr2 Craiglee Stakes over 1600m at Flemington) from 41 starts for $3,317,695 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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