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Mr Motown Wins Listed Scenic Blast Stakes

Monday, 4th February 2019

J: Lucy Warwick
T: L Smith
W: 55 kgs
S: Oratorio
D: Steely Gaze
J: G L Smith
T: L Smith
W: 60 kgs
S: Exceed And Excel
D: Pride Of The Class
J: Chris Parnham
T: M L Lane
W: 54 kgs
S: Street Boss
D: Miss Timed
J: Alan Kennedy
T: P & M Giadresco
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Viscount
D: Street Show

At Ascot racecourse in Perth, Mungrup Stud's Gr3-winning stallion Oratorio (Stravinsky-Express A Smile, by Success Express) added a Listed race success when unfancied 7YO gelding Mr Motown (Oratorio-Steely Gaze, by Metal Storm) got his nose down on the line for trainer Lindey Smith in the $100,000 Listed Scenic Blast Stakes (1200m). The rank outsider of the field at $91, Mr Motown  defeated fwllow 7YO gelding First Among Equals and 5YO gelding Gee Boss.  Hot favourite Misty Metal, who had not missed a place in her previous 11 starts swung for home looking like another win was on the cards, however it wasn’t long before she started to look vulnerable and headed out the back door. A $120,000 purchase by his trainer from Giesel Park Stud at the 2013 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale, Mr Motown won the Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m) in June last year, and improved his record to 12 wins & 9 placings from 47 starts for $438,175 in earnings.

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