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Amelie's Star Wins Gr3 The Bart Cummings

Monday, 9th October 2017

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J: Damian Lane
T: D K Weir
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Testa Rossa
D: Zazita
2.0L
J: M J Dee
T: Robert Hickmott
W: 54 kgs
S: Galileo
D: Crystal Valkyrie
2.1L
J: Ben Allen
T: D K Weir
W: 54 kgs
S: Galileo
D: Another Storm
3.4L
J: D Oliver
T: Robert Hickmott
W: 60 kgs
S: Monsun
D: Anatola

At Flemington in Melbourne, Vinery Stud's 6-time Gr1-winning stallion Testa Rossa (Perugino-Bo Dapper, by Sir Dapper) added a Group race success when 6YO bay mare Amelie's Star (Testa Rossa-Zazita, by Zabeel) caused a minor upset when scoring a comfortable win in the $300,000 Gr3 The Bart Cummings (2500m) for 3YO+, defeating Granddukeoftuscany & stable-mate Kellstorm. The talented but injury plagued Amelie's Star improved her record to 6 wins (including the Gr2 Queen of the South Stakes & Gr3 ATC Colin Stephen Handicap) and 4 placings from 17 starts for $573,385 in earnings. Amelie's Star's victory earned her an automatic entry in the $6.25 million Gr1 Melbourne Cup (3200m) at Flemington on Tuesday 7 November. Trainer Darren Weir hopes Amelie's Star can force her way into the Caulfield Cup field as her final Melbourne Cup lead-up, otherwise she is likely to head to the Moonee Valley Gold Cup (2500m) on 28 October.

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