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Valentia Wins Gr2 Skyline Stakes

Monday, 17th March 2014

At Randwick, Gr1-winning Danehill stallion Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a group success when 2YO colt Valentia (Fastnet Rock-Smart Company, by Mister C) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $175,000 Gr2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) for 2YO c&g, over fellow 2YO colt Mr Bogart (Northern Meteor-Actress, by Snippets) & 2YO gelding Modoc (Haradasun-Circus Polka, by Stravinsky). This was the first stakes victory for Valentia who took his record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 3 starts for $183,800 earnings. Valentia races in the navy silks of Coolmore Stud who purchased him for a sale-topping $1.35 million at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Lomar Park Stud. Valentia is from the Mister C mare Smart Company, a full-sister to dual-Gr1 winner Super Elegant and his group-winning siblings Mr Elegant and Elegancy.

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