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Arinosa cruises to Sapphire Stakes win
13 Apr 2013 | By Dom Ardino 

The $175,000, Group 2 Belvedere Sapphire Stakes (1200m) for fillies and mares was a one act affair at Randwick on Saturday after Arinosa cruised to her seventh win from her last ten starts, and gave Chris Waller his second win for the day.


Arinosa cruises to victory in the Sapphire Stakes, picture

"It's amazing what she's done" Sydney's leading trainer said. "She just goes from one step to another, against better horses and keeps winning. It's unbelievable".

It was almost a carbon copy of Arinosa's last win in the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes but jockey Brenton Avdulla claimed it was even easier.

"She absolutely smashed them. It was her easiest win for me and she's something pretty special,” said Avdulla.

Arinosa will now have a break and be aimed for the Group 1 Tatts Tiara at Eagle Farm at the end of the Queensland Winter Carnival..

"We've probably left the timing a little late for Sydney" Waller said, "So she'll spend one or two weeks in the paddock and we'll give her a chance at a Group One".

Waller's other runner Dystopia ran fourth.

"She just peaked on her run in the last 100m" he said.

Miss Stellabelle (Dehere) and Nash Rawiller for Gai Waterhouse ran second and Forarainyday (Secret Savings) snuck in for third, continuing a good day for Guy Walter and Blake Shinn who have also claimed a winning double earlier in the programme.

The margins were 4 1/4L and a head, with an overall time of 1.10.50 and 35.80 for the final 600m. Arinosa paid $5.30 on the NSW TAB.

Arinosa is a five-year-old grey Dash For Cash mare out of the Revoque mare Amorosa. Owned by Mrs L D Puglisi she has now won nine starts and placed five times for stakes of $471,790.

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