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Gentildonna Wins UAE Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic
At Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, reigning Japanese Horse Of The Year Gentildonna (Deep Impact-Donna Blini, by Bertolini) scored by 1.5-lengths for trainer Sei Ishizaka in the US$5 million Gr1 Dubai Sheema Classic (2400m) for 3YO+, over 8YO gelding Cirrus Des Aigles (Even Top-Taille de Guepe, by Septieme Ciel) & 5YO mare Ambivalent (Aussie Rules-Mauresmo, by Dehere). Gentildonna took her record to 9 wins (including the Gr1 Tokyo Japan Cup -twice & Gr1 Kyoto Shuka Sho) & 4 placings (including the Gr1 Tokyo Tenno Sho Autumn) from 15 starts.