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Marianne Wins Listed Alexandra Stakes
At Moonee Valley, The Oaks Stud's 5-time Gr1-winning & 5-time Gr1-placed stallion Darci Brahma (Danehill-Grand Echezeaux, by Zabeel) added a black-type success when 3YO filly Marianne (Darci Brahma-Maryann Jones, by Fasliyev) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Michael Kent in the $120,000 Listed Alexandra Stakes (1600m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Suavito (Thorn Park-Queen Cha Cha, by High Chaparral) & Girl In Flight (Commands-Rossiya, by Machiavellian). This was the first stakes victory for Marianne which took her record to 3 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr2 Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr2 Kevin Hayes Stakes & Gr2 Kewney Stakes) from 8 starts for $269,500 earnings.