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The Bowler Wins Gr3 RA Lee Stakes

Monday, 18th May 2015

At Morphettville in South Australia, Vinery Stud's 6-time Gr1-winning stallion Testa Rossa (Perugino-Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) added a Group success when 4YO gelding The Bowler (Testa Rossa-Specie, by Canny Lad) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Robert Smerdon in the Gr3 RA Lee Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, over fellow 4YO gelding Excites Zelady (Excites-Zelady, by Zeditave) & 4YO mare Metaphorical (Dylan Thomas-Light Up the World, by Rory's Jester). This was the first stakes victory for The Bowler who has always displayed plenty of ability since finishing second on debut in the 2013 Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude behind Kuroshio. The Bowler, who was a $67,500 purchase by Aquanita Racing from the draft of Southern Cross Breeders at the 2012Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, took his record to 8 wins and 6 placings (including the Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude for colts & geldings) from 25 starts for $426,595 earnings.

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