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Opening his account at Turffontein in South Africa on Thursday for the powerful Mike de Kock stable was three year-old More Than Ready (USA) gelding Tharoos, whose full brother will be offered at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale next week by Turangga Farm.

Tharoos scored by a long neck over 1200 metres ending a frustrating run of three minor placings.

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The Turangga Farm draft for the 2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale features 10 lovely youngsters by a wide range of sires – All Too Hard, Denman, Fighting Sun (2), Lonhro (2), More Than Ready (USA), Not a Single Doubt, Sepoy and Star Witness.

The draft includes a full brother to Group II winner Elite Falls (pictured), a full sister to Group III winner Mecir, a colt from Group I winner Ancient Song and the first foal of speedy juvenile stakes-winner Brilliant Bisc.

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On Wednesday, Caloundra trainer Stuart Kendrick scored at Doomben with two year-old Swiss Ace filly Marseille En Fleur, and at Doomben on Saturday he won again with another Turangga Farm bred two year-old Swiss Ace filly in Hingus Rose.

Drawn in gate three with Tiffani Brooker on board, Hingus Rose was always up on the pace and did best in a thrilling finish to win the 1050 metre dash on a heavy track by a short half head.

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Four year-old Encosta de Lago gelding Professor Brian scored his fourth win and third in succession at Kenilworth in South Africa on Saturday.

Trained by Joey Ramsden, Professor Brian scored by two and a quarter lengths over 1200 metres as favourite.

An $80,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Joey Ramsden/ Tawny Bloodstock, Professor Brian is one of three winners from Group III placed Eskaw, who died in 2014.

 

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Scoring a dominant win at Doomben on Wednesday was promising two year-old filly Marseille En Fleur, who was bred by Turangga Farm.

The Stuart Kendrick trained filly was third at her first two starts and with race fitness on her side was able to plough through the heavy conditions to win the 1350 metre open juvenile event by nearly two lengths.

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