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Classic winners by Muscle Hill

10:18 AM 27 Mar 2020 NZDT
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Brian Sears and Muscle Hill, harness racing
Muscle Hill
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Muscle Hill sired Group/Listed winners on either side of the Tasman last Friday (March 20).

Star three-year-old filly Vacation Hill, after being eighth at the bell and three deep for the last 700 metres, proved too strong in the Group 2 $50,000 NZ Trotting Oaks at Addington.

Tailored Elegance (by Muscle Hill) was a close third.

The mile rate was 1:59.7 - the last 800 in a stunning 57.9 and 400 in 28.5.

Vacation Hill has won two races and been five times placed from 12 starts for $41,622 in stakes.

Bred by Bruce Hutton, the filly is out of the Dream Vacation mare Vacanza Tr 1:59.8 (5 wins) and her first produce to race.

Vacation Hill winning at Addington

Elite Stride, a three-year-old colt by Muscle Hill, blitzed his opposition in the Gold Coronet at Bathurst.

After settling down third, the brilliant colt was sent to the top in the back straight and won as he liked by 12 metres.

Fox Trot Hill (by Muscle Hill) finished third.

The mile rate was 1:58.1 with the last two fractions in 28.8 and 28.9.

Elite Stride winning at Bathurst

The winner of four of his five starts, Elite Stride was bred and is raced by Emilio and Mary Rosati and is the first foal of the American-bred mare Real Babe USA Tr 1:52.4 ($386,103). He is a really good youngster.

Muscle Hill is one of the strong Stallions Australasia frozen semen roster.


By Peter Wharton

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