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Count To Zero Wins Ellerston Capital Stakes
Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning Arrowfield Stud sire Danzero (Danehill-Confidentially, by Kaoru Star) added a group success when 6YO gelding Count To Zero (Danzero-Crazy Grace, by Century) motored home down the middle of the track to snatch victory in the final strides in a 3-way photo-finish to the $250,000 Gr3 Ellerston Capital Stakes (1400m) at Flemington. Count To Zero (ridden by Peter Mertens for trainer Robbie Griffiths) scored by a short-neck from front-running 5YO entire Spielmeister (Singspiel-The Joy Luck Club, by Sir Tristram) with a further half-head to top-weighted 7YO gelding Royal Ida (Star Pyramul-Star Of Ida, by Paint The Stars). Count To Zero (a $65,000 yearling at the 2003 Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne) now has 9 wins & 11 placings from 30 starts for $302,830 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing).