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Real Love Wins Listed Roy Higgins Handicap
At Flemington in Melbourne, LP Stallions & Lauriston Park's triple Gr1-winning stallion Desert King (Danehill-Sabaah, by Nureyev) added a Group success when 5YO mare Real Love (Desert King-Flaming Heart, by Salieri) scored by 0.3-length for trainer Darren Weir in the $120,000 Listed Roy Higgins Handicap (2600m), over 4YO gelding Dandy Gent (Savoire Vivre-Gehenna, by Ladoni) & 7YO gelding Black Jag (Excites-I'm A Showoff, by Thunder Gulch). Sent to the East Coast by key WA owner Bob Peters after excelling in Perth, Real Love took her record to 7 wins (also including the Gr2 Perth Cup, Gr3 Asian Beau Stakes, Gr3 Queen's Cup & Listed St Leger) & 9 placings (including the Gr2 Perth Cup, Gr2 Western Australian Derby, Gr3 Western Australian Oaks, Listed Torney Night Cup, Listed Carbine Club of WA Stakes & Listed Natasha Stakes) from 16 starts for $932,210 earnings.