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More Than Ready Adds US Gr2

Monday, 7th May 2012

Vinery Stud shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) added a US graded-stakes success when 4YO mare Hungry Island (More Than Ready-Flying Passage, by A.P.Indy) scored a 1-length victory in the US$223,000 Gr2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (8 furlongs on turf) for mares 4YO & up at Churchill Downs. Hungry Island (ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Shug McGaughey) defeated 5YO mares Tapitsfly (Tapit-Flying Marlin, by Marlin) & La Reine Lionne (Leroidesanimaux-Unbridled Lover, by Unbridled). Hungry Island took her record to 5 wins (including 2011's Gr2 Lake Placid Stakes over 9 furlongs at Saratoga & Listed Recording Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Belmont Park) & 6 placings (including 2011's Gr2 Mrs Revere Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Churchill Downs) from 12 starts for US$390,770 earnings.

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