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Daytona Grey Wins Gr3 RN Irwin Stakes
At Morphettville in South Australia, US Gr1-winning Emirates Park shuttler Artie Schiller (El Prado-Hidden Light, by Majestic Light) added a Group success when 5YO gelding Daytona Grey (Artie Schiller-Southern Rose, by Unbridled's Song) scored by 2.4-lengths for trainers Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas in the $115,000 Gr3 RN Irwin Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, over 6YO gelding Riziz (Zariz-Priya, by Covetous) & 4YO mare The Messina Nymph (Commands-Charybdis, by Royal Academy). This was the first stakes victory for Daytona Grey who took his record to 9 wins and 5 placings from 31 starts for $368,420 earnings. Daytona Grey was purchased by his trainer Leon MacDonald for $90,000 at the 2011 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale from the draft of Mill Park.