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Authoritarian Wins Listed VRC St Leger
At Flemington in Melbourne, triple Gr1-winning former English Derby victor & Darley shuttler Authorized (Montjeu-Funsie, by Saumarez) added a black-type success when 3YO gelding Authoritarian (Authorized-Special Dream, by Stravinsky) scored a dominant 3.25-length win for trainers Lee & Anthony Freedman in the $200,000 Listed VRC St Leger (2800m) for 3YOs, over fellow 3YO geldings Cuban Fighter (Teofilo-A La Belle Etoile, by Zabeel) & Gifted Lad (Zabeel-Gifted Lass, by More Than Ready). This was the first stakes victory for Authoritarian who took his record to 2 wins from 6 starts for $139,585 earnings. Authoritarian, who hails from the outstanding Rough Shod family of Sadler's Wells, Nureyev and Fairy King, was purchased by Anthony Freedman & Michael Wallace Bloodstock for $52,000 at the 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Oakford Thoroughbred Farm.