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Linton Wins Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap
At Eagle Farm in Brisbane, former Coolmore shuttler & Gr1 English Derby winner Galileo (Sadler's Wells-Urban Sea, by Miswaki) added a stakes success when 6YO gelding Linton (Galileo-Our Heather, by Centaine) scored a 0.75-length victory for trainer John Sadler in the $1,360,000 Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) for 3YOs+, over 5YO gelding Buffering (Mossman-Action Annie, by Anabaa) & 4YO mare Streama (Stratum-Pensiamo, by Sovereign Red). Linton (a NZ$275,000 2YO at the 2008 NZB Ready To Run Sale) took his record to 7 wins (including the Gr3 RA Lee Stakes, Listed City of Adelaide Handicap over 1400m, 2012's Gr3 RA Lee Stakes, 2010's Gr2 Herbert Power Stakes over 2400m at Caulfield & Gr2 Alister Clark Stakes over 1600m at Moonee Valley) & 6 placings (including 2011's Gr1 The BMW over 2400m at Rosehill & Gr1 Australian Cup over 2000m at Flemington, plus 2010's Gr1 Crown Australian Guineas over 1600m at Flemington, Gr3 Lexus Stakes over 2500m at Flemington & Gr3 JRA Cup over 2040m at Moonee Valley) from 24 starts for $2,070,100 earnings.