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Apache Cat Wins Phar Lap Stakes
Ill-fated former Lynden Park shuttle stallion Lion Cavern (Mr Prospector-Secrettame, by Secretariat) added a group success when gelded son Apache Cat (Lion Cavern-Tennessee Blaze, by Whiskey Road) made it 3 successive stakes-wins in a month with a short-neck victory in the $140,000 Gr2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) for 3YOs at Rosehill. Apache Cat (ridden by Craig Williams for trainer Greg Eurell) defeated favoured fellow gelding Racing To Win (Encosta de Lago-Surrealist, by Kenny's Best Pal) & another gelding Wasp (Octagonal-Establishment, by Star Watch). Apache Cat now has 6 wins (also including last start's Gr1 Australian Guineas over 1600m at Flemington on March 11 & Gr3 Schweppervescence Cup over 1400m at Caulfield on February 25, plus the Listed Carmichael Stakes last May & Gr3 Guineas Prelude last September) & a placing in 10 starts for $890,225 earnings.