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Natuzzi Wins Gr3 Concorde Handicap
At Ellerslie in New Zealand, veteran Kiwi galloper Natuzzi (Coats Choice-Monsanto, by Kilimanjaro) claimed the sixth stakes win of his career when scoring by a neck for trainers Peter, Dawn Williams & Paul Richards in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Concorde Handicap (1200m) for 3YO+, over 7YO gelding Irish Moon (O'Reilly-Moonstrummer, by Stravinsky) & 4YO gelding Fire Jet (Tavistock-Rave Review, by Royal Academy). In registering his first win in almost 12 months, Natuzzi improved his record to 11 wins (including the Listed Lightning Handicap - twice, Listed Southland Guineas & Listed J Swap Contractors Sprint) & 10 placings (including the Gr1 Railway Stakes, Gr1 Telegraph Handicap & Gr3 White Robe Lodge Stakes) from 40 starts for NZ$458,572 earnings. Natuzzi was a NZ$9,000 purchase at the 2010 NZB South Island 2YO & Mixed Sale from the draft of Three Valleys.