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Soriano Wins Gr2 Awapuni Gold Cup
At Awapuni in New Zealand, Waikato Stud's Cox Plate winning stallion Savabeel (Zabeel-Savannah Success, by Success Express) added a group success when 4YO mare Soriano (Savabeel-Call Me Lily, by Just a Dancer) scored by a long neck for trainers Graeme & Debbie Rogerson in the NZ$100,000 Gr2 Awapuni Gold Cup (2000m) for 3YO+, over 7YO gelding Military Move (Volksraad-All Night Party, by Just a Dancer) & 5YO gelding Nashville (Darci Brahma-Royal Kiss, by Royal Academy). Soriano took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr3 Eulogy Stakes) and 10 placings (including the Gr1 Levin Classic, Gr1 Zabeel Classic & Gr2 Eight Carat Classic) from 28 starts for NZ$294,537 earnings. Soriano was passed in for NZ$45,000 at the 2011 NZ Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale form the draft of Dormello Stud.