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Banish Wins Gr2 Fillies Classic

Monday, 30th October 2017

 Mrgn.Runners
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J: Craig Williams
T: James Cummings
W: 57 kgs
S: Lonhro
D: Meidung
0.8L
J: J Mott
T: John McArdle
W: 57 kgs
S: Smart Missile
D: Take All Of Me
1.6L
J: B Shinn
T: Matthew Smith
W: 57 kgs
S: Not A Single Doubt
D: La Dolce Diva
3.6L
J: D Oliver
T: L Macdonald & A Gluyas
W: 57 kgs
S: Medaglia D'Oro
D: Glory Guru

At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire & 11-time Gr1-winning World Champion Miler Lonhro (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a Group race success when 3YO bay filly Banish (Lonhro-Meidung, by Bernardini) sustained a long run to loop the field and run away for a stylish win in the $200,000 Gr2 Fillies Classic (1600m) for 3YO fillies, defeating I'll Have A Bit & Touch Of Mink. This was the maiden stakes victory for Banish who improved her record to 4 wins and 3 placings from 8 starts for $195,950 in earnings. A homebred for Darley and Godolphin, Banish is out of the stakes-winning Bernardini mare Meidung and hails from the family of multiple Group winner Pinwheel and Gr2 Stan Fox Stakes winner West Point.

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Banish (image: Mark Gatt)
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