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Blue Bunting Wins Gr1 Irish Oaks
In Ireland overnight, Godolphin's US-bred Blue Bunting (Dynaformer-Miarixa, by Linamix) came from the rear of the field to score by a short-head in the €425,000 (A$574,000) Gr1 Irish Oaks (12 furlongs) for 3YO fillies at The Curragh. Blue Bunting (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni) defeated Banimpire (Holy Roman Emperor-My Renee, by Kris S) & fellow US-bred Wonder Of Wonders (Kingmambo-All Too Beautiful, by Sadler's Wells). Blue Bunting (a US$200,000 yearling at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton August Sale) took her record to 4 wins (also including May’s Gr1 English 1000 Guineas over 8 furlongs at Newmarket & 2010's Listed Montrose Fillies Stakes over 8 furlongs at Newmarket) & a runner-up from 6 starts for €536,325 (A$724,000) earnings.