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Nautical Wins Listed Straight Six
At Flemington in Melbourne, deceased multiple Gr1-winning stallion Niello (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) added a black-type success when 6YO mare Nautical (Niello-Magda, by Anabaa) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Nikki Burke in the $120,000 Listed Straight Six (1200m) for 3YO+, over 5YO mare Whistle Baby (Magnus-Guild, by Testa Rossa) & 3YO colt Odyssey Moon (Snitzel-Run to the Moon, by Arch). Nautical took her record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Bow Mistress Trophy) and 12 placings (including the Gr2 RC Let's Elope Stakes) from 31 starts for $428,135 earnings. Nautical was purchased by her trainer Nikki Burke for $10,000 at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Autumn yearling Sale from the draft of Chatswood stud.