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Lord Fandango Wins Gr2 Herbert Power Stakes

Monday, 16th October 2017

 Mrgn.Runners
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J: Ben Allen
T: Archie Alexander
W: 53 kgs
S: Lord Of England
D: Fitness
1.0L
J: M Zahra
T: Hugo Palmer
W: 58 kgs
S: Canford Cliffs
D: Bright Sapphire
1.4L
J: D Yendall
T: D K Weir
W: 53 kgs
S: Tamayuz
D: Katerini
2.4L
J: C J Parish
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Flying Spur
D: Bit Of A Ride

At Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne, 5YO German-bred entire Lord Fandango (Lord Of England-Fitness, by Monsun) claimed the first stakes win of his career when sustaining a long run from the 800m to outstay his rivals in the $400,000 Gr2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m) for 3YO+, defeating Wall Of Fire & Gallic Chieftain. Sporting the familiar white, blue and gold hooped livery of OTI Racing, Lord Fandango improved his record to 5 wins and 3 placings from 16 starts for $347,568 in earnings. Lord Fandango's win earned him ballot exempt status in the $3.15 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on Saturday. "It's too hard to pass up I suppose," trainer Archie Alexander told racing.com. "So as long as he comes through this well, he'll be there next week."

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