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Coffee Clique Wins US Gr1 Just A Game Stakes
At Belmont Park in the US, Darley's multiple Gr1-winning shuttler Medaglia d'Oro (El Prado-Cappucino Bay, by Bailjumper) celebrated a Gr1 success when 4YO mare Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro-Miss Chapin, by Royal Academy) scored by a nose for trainer Brian Lynch in the US$750,000 Gr1 Just A Game Stakes (8 furlongs) for 4YO+ f&m, over 5YO mares Strathnaver (Oasis Dream-River Belle, by Lahib) & Somali Lemonade (Lemon Drop Kid-Chic Corine, by Nureyev). This was the first Gr1 victory for Coffee Clique who took her record to 6 wins (including the Gr2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes & Gr3 Selene Stakes at Woodbine) and 2 placings from 11 starts for US$817,488 earnings.