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Christmas Gift winner sizzles at Menangle

Christmas Gift winner sizzles at Menangle

At 8:08pm Saturday night’s Group Three Christmas Gift Final at Menangle was taken out by the 4yo Bettors Delight stallion Ilikemebettor which beat Louis Litt and Lochiel.

The $16,200 first prizemoney lifted Ilikemebettor’s earnings to $98,508 from 6 wins and he joined the elite list of winners who have covered the Menangle mile in 1:50.0 when he ran exactly that time on Saturday.

Lot 128A in the 2022 Melbourne Nutrien Yearling Sale is an American Ideal half-sister to Ilikemebettor from the winning Art Major mare Arty Chick p,2:03.7 and is being offered on behalf of Brett Chapman.

Precisely 20 minutes after Ilikemebettor’s 1:50 victory his three-quarter brother Pitch Perfect lined up at Newcastle as a $1.75 favourite for trainer Roy Roots Jnr and concession driver Jack Brown.

Pitch Perfect duly saluted with his 14th career victory and took his earnings to $134,114 and he too has a 1:50.0 record with a time of 1:49.8 to his credit.

Pitch Perfect is a Bettors Delight half-brother to Ilikemebettor’s dam Arty Chick and this pedigree now boasts two 1:50.0 winners in the first two dams.

Lot 128A is being prepared by Mark Commadeur from Benstud Victoria and you can inspect this filly by contacting Mark on 0429 950 055.

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from us here at Nutrien Equine!