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Zennista Wins Gr3 Sofitel Luxury Hotels Stakes
At Ellerslie in New Zealand, multiple Gr1-winning former NZ Java Lodge & Independent Stallions Victoria shuttler Zenno Rob Roy (Sunday Silence-Roamin Rachel, by Mining) added a Group success when 7YO mare Zennista (Zenno Rob Roy-Zarnitsa, by Maroof) scored by a short head for trainer Lisa Latta in the NZ$70,000 Gr3 Sofitel Luxury Hotels Stakes (2000m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mares Abidewithme (Redoute's Choice-Crimson, by Zabeel) & Soriano (Savabeel-Call Me Lily, by Just a Dancer). This was back-to-back Sofitel victories for Zennista who took her record to 9 wins (including the Gr3 Sofitel Luxury Hotels Stakes, Gr3 Tauranga Stakes & Listed Caloundra Cup) & 15 placings (including the Gr1 New Zealand Oaks, Gr2 Brisbane Cup & Gr3 Premier's Cup) from 50 starts for NZ$517,105 earnings.