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Aust-Bred Golden Gunner Wins Macau Gr1 Star Of The Sand
In Macau, former NZ shuttler Black Minnaloushe (Storm Cat-Coral Dance, by Green Dancer) added a Gr1 triumph when Australian-bred 4YO gelding Golden Gunner (Black Minnaloushe-Clever Clogs, by Woodman) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the HK$1 million (A$120,000) Gr1 Star Of The Sands Stakes (1500m) at Taipa. Golden Gunner (ridden by Louis Corrales for trainers Brian Kan & K.C.Tse) defeated fellow 4YO geldings World Fortune (Testa Rossa-Wingin’ A Prayer, by Raise A Stanza) & St Peter's Gift (St Petersburg-Royal Pass, by Kingdom Bay). Golden Gunner (passed-in as a yearling for $32,000 at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale) took his record to 7 wins (also including May’s Gr1 Macau Gold Cup over 1800m) & 2 placings (including March's Gr3 Macau Derby Trial over 1500m) from 23 starts.