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Hot Danish Wins The Shorts

Tuesday, 5th October 2010

Former Byerley Stud & now Cangon Stud Farm stallion Nothin' Leica Dane (Danehill-Leica Pretender, by Sir Tristram) added a group success when favoured 7YO mare Hot Danish (Nothin Leica Dane-Hot 'n' Breezy, by Zephyr Zip) notched her 4th successive group victory when she gained the judge's decision in a 3-way photo-finish to the $200,000 Gr2 The Shorts (1200m) at Randwick (having previously finished runner-up in this same race in 2008). Hot Danish (ridden by Tim Clark for trainer Les Bridge) scored by a half-neck from 5YO gelding Whitefriars (Arena-Alsatia, by Marauding) with a further short-head to 4YO entire Shellscrape (Dane Shadow-Kisma, by Snippets). Hot Danish (a $32,000 yearling at the 2005 Inglis Scone Sale) now has 16 wins (also including last start's Gr2 Premiere Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill on September 18, May's Gr1 Doomben 10,000 over 1350m, April's Gr1 All Aged Stakes over 1400m at Randwick & March's Gr2 Canterbury Stakes over 1300m at Rosehill, plus 2009's Gr2 Breeders Classic over 1200m at Randwick, Gr3 Research Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill & Listed Wiggle Quality Handicap over 1400m at Randwick, as well as 2008's Gr2 Salinger Stakes over 1200m at Flemington, Listed Wiggle Stakes over 1400m at Randwick & Listed Triscay Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill, in addition to 2007's Gr2 Emancipation Stakes over 1400m at Randwick & Listed Keith Nolan Classic over 1600m at Kembla Grange) & 5 runners-up (including April's Gr1 T.J.Smith Stakes over 1200m at Randwick, plus 2009's Gr1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes over 1500m at Rosehill & Gr2 Tristarc Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield, as well as 2008's Gr1 Coolmore Classic over 1500m at Rosehill & Gr2 The Shorts over 1100m at Randwick) from 27 starts for $2,166,630 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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