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Zanteca Wins Listed Port Adelaide Cup
At Morphettville racecourse in Adelaide, Cambridge Stud's deceased multiple Champion sire Zabeel (Sir Tristram-Lady Giselle, by Nureyev) added a black-type success when 6YO mare Zanteca (Zabeel-Princess Quillo, by Zoffany) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Darren Weir in the $100,000 Listed Port Adelaide Cup (2500m) for 3YO+, over 4YO mare Ungrateful Ellen (Grey Swallow-Degeneres, by Danzero) & 5YO gelding Falago (Fastnet Rock-De Lago Lass, by Encosta de Lago). This was the first stakes victory for Zanteca who took her record to 5 wins and 5 placings (including the Gr3 Lexus Stakes) from 18 starts for $214,050 earnings. Interestingly, Zanteca boasts a 3f x 4m cross of influential broodmare Derna (FR) meaning she descends from the same female line as her sire Zabeel. This is also the family Australian Guineas winner Baryshnikov, and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winning mother and son Detroit and Carnegie.