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Black Heart Bart Wins Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes
At Ascot in West Australia, Scenic Lodge's VRC Derby-winning sire Blackfriars (Danehill-Kensington Gardens, by Grosvenor) added a Group success when 5YO gelding Black Heart Bart (Blackfriars-Sister Theresa, by At Talaq) scored by a 0.35-length for trainer Vaughn Sigley in the $250,000 Gr2 Lee Steere Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, over 6YO mare Magnifisio (Magnus-Ifestio, by Key Business) & 4YO mare Delicacy (Al Maher-Simply Wicked, by Scenic). This was the third successive stakes victory for the talented Black Heart Bart who took his record to 10 wins (including the Gr3 WATC Northerly Stakes, Listed Birthday Stakes , Listed Bunbury Stakes, Listed Pinjarra Classic, Listed Cyril Flower Stakes, Listed WATC Carbine Club of WA Stakes & Listed WATC Summer Scorcher) and 7 placings (including the Gr3 WATC Asian Beau Stakes) from 23 starts for $852,300 earnings. The well-related Black Heart Bart is out of a half-sister to New Zealand Oaks winner Savannah Success, dam of Cox Plate winner and outstanding young stallion Savabeel and Lincoln Farm stallion Arlington.