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Firebolt Wins Tattersall's Racing Club Mile

Monday, 25th June 2012

NZ Cambridge Stud's Gr1-winning shuttler Stravinsky (Nureyev-Fire The Groom, by Blushing Groom) added a black-type success when favoured 6YO gelding Firebolt (Stravinsky-Woodsong, by Woodman) gained the decision in a 3-way photo-finish to the $100,000 Listed Tattersall's Racing Club Mile (1600m) at Eagle Farm. Equal top-weight Firebolt (ridden by Hugh Bowman for trainer Chris Waller) scored by a short-halfhead from 4YO gelding & fellow equal top-weight Jetset Lad (Elusive City-Jetset Lass, by Jetball) with a further short-neck to 5YO gelding & the 3rd of the trio of equal top-weights Listen Son (Big Jesse-Backstage Star, by Regal Classic). Firebolt took his record to 9 wins (also including 2011's Gr3 Lord Mayor's Cup over 1615m at Doomben & 2010's Gr2 Shannon Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill) & 12 placings (including last start's Listed Strawberry Road Handicap over 1600m at Eagle Farm on June 9, plus both May's Gr3 Lord Mayor's Cup over 1600m at Doomben & Listed Lord Mayor's Cup over 2000m at Rosehill, as well as 2011's Listed Ladies Day Cup over 1300m at Hawkesbury, 2010's Listed Centenary Classic Mile over 1600m at Eagle Farm & 2009's NZ Gr2 Avondale Guineas over 1600m) from 40 starts for $498,738 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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