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Egyptian Symbol Wins Listed Starlight Stakes

Monday, 4th December 2017

J: J R Collett
T: Bjorn Baker
W: 54 kgs
S: Stratum
D: Our Egyptian Raine
J: B Avdulla
T: M, W & J Hawkes
W: 53 kgs
S: Redoute's Choice
D: Our Quivira
J: Ms J Taylor
T: Wayne Seelin
W: 53 kgs
S: Choisir
D: A Little Naughty
J: C Reith
T: K A Lees
W: 53.5 kgs
S: Redoute's Choice
D: Zest

At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Widden Stud's deceased Gr1 Golden Slipper-winning stallion Stratum (Redoutes Choice-Bourgeois, by Luskin Star) added a Group success when 4YO mare Egyptian Symbol (Stratum-Our Egyptian Raine, by Desert Sun) appreciated a significant class drop to score a barnstorming first-up win in the $125,000 Listed Starlight Stakes (1100m) for 3YO+, defeating Glenall & Isorich. Trainer Bjorn Baker told Sky Racing that Egyptian Symbol would heads towards the rich Magic Millions raceday at the Gold Coast on January 13. "She is a high-quality mare and has won a lot of good races so it's a big thrill to get her back in winning form," he said. "We'll have a look at how she is and decide whether to run her in the fillies and mares race or the sprint but I'm thinking the sprint race." Egyptian Symbol, who was retained to race by her breeder Cressfield Farm after she was passed in for $90,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, improved her record to 6 wins (including the Gr3 ATC Nivison Stakes, Gr3 ATC PJ Bell Stakes, Listed ATC Darby Munro Stakes & Listed ATC Fireball Stakes) and 8 placings from 20 starts for $662,255 in earnings. She is the seventh foal to race for 8-time stakes winner and Gr1 Railway Stakes (NZ) winner Our Egyptian Raine who has also produced Gr1 HKJC Chairman's Sprint Prize placegetter Strathmore.

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Egyptian Symbol (image: Steve Hart)
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