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GR1 BTC CUP
MALAGUERRA (AUS) 2011
5 G (Magnus - Tennessee Morn by Bletchingly)
Run over 1200m on May 14, 2016 at Doomben
Prizemoney: $500,000
Trainer: Lee & Anthony Freedman
Jockey: G Colless
Time: 01:08.7
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: BRC
Winners Details
Sale: 2013 Melbourne VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale
Vendor: Ballarto Lodge
Purchase Price: $32,000
Sales Co: Inglis
Then came: Dothraki, Japonisme, Two Blue, Fell Swoop, Target in Sight, Artlee, Delectation, Liberation, Echo Gal, Sacred Star, Charlie Boy, Stratum Star,
Trackside Photos
At Doomben in Brisbane, Eliza Park's Gr1 Galaxy-winning stallion Magnus (Flying Spur-Scandinavia, by Snippets) celebrated an elite success when 4YO gelding Malaguerra (Magnus-Tennessee Morn, by Bletchingly) kicked back strongly to score by 0.1-length for trainers Lee & Anthony Freedman in the $500,000 Gr1 BTC Cup (1200m) for 3YO+, over 5YO gelding Dothraki (Mossman-Volantis, by Flying Spur) & 3YO gelding Japonisme (Choisir-Haiku, by Encosta de Lago). A $32,000 yearling consigned by Ballarto Lodge at the 2013 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale, Malaguerra took his record to 10 wins (including the Gr3 ATC Star Kingdom Stakes & Listed Bob Hoysted Handicap) & 2 placings from 18 starts for $758,100 earnings. "This is great," Hall of Fame trainer Freedman said. "But I didn't think he'd be a Group One horse a quickly as he has been." Freedman, who was celebrating his first Gr1 winner since preparing Speed Gifted to win the 2009 Metropolitan Handicap in Sydney, said Malaguerra would have his next start in a fortnight in the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 before heading to the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) on 11 June.