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Maygrove Wins Gr2 Awapuni Gold Cup
At Awapuni in New Zealand, triple Gr1-winning former English Derby victor & Darley shuttler Authorized (Montjeu-Funsie, by Saumarez) added a Group success when 5YO gelding Maygrove (Authorized-Lady Zhivago, by Zabeel) scored by 0.5-length for trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in the NZ$100,000 Gr2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m) for 3YO+, over 4YO gelding Trojan Warrior (Postponed-Trojan Lass, by Helissio) & 6YO gelding King Kamada (Shinko King-Marsanne, by General Nediym). Maygrove advanced his record to 6 wins (including the Gr2 Wellington Cup) and 10 placings (including the Listed Marton Cup) from 32 starts for $NZ297,016 earnings. Maygrove, who descends from the same female line as VRC Oaks and Thousand Guineas winner Tristanagh, was purchased for $110,000 by Wairarapa-based bloodstock agent Bruce Perry, racing manager for part-owner Lib Petagna, at the 2012 NZB Select Yearling Sale from the draft of Haunui Farm.