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Whittington Wins Listed Lightning Handicap
At Doomben in Brisbane, former Coolmore shuttler Tale Of The Cat (Storm Cat-Yarn, by Mr Prospector) added a black-type success when 4YO entire Whittington (Tale of the Cat-Maha Chakri, by Beautiful Crown) scored by 2-lengths for trainer John Thompson in the $100,000 Listed Lightning Handicap (1050m) for 3YO+, over 5YO geldings Rocky King (Easy Rocking-Jazz Heaven, by Celestial Bounty) & The Storeman (Sequalo-Girlzone, by Lion Hunter). Whittington, who was purchased for $145,000 at the 2012 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Patinack Farm, took his record to 4 wins (including the Listed Breeders' Plate) and 2 placings (including the Listed Canonbury Stakes) from 17 starts for $389,550 earnings. Whittington will stand at Grandview Stud in Queensland this season at the introductory fee of $8,000 plus GST.