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South African Stakes-Winner for Dylan Thomas

Australian bred staying mare Wild Ash (4m Dylan Thomas x Wild Orchid, by Giant’s Causeway) scored her first Black Type win in the Listed Spook Express Handicap at Turffontein in South Africa on Saturday.

The Geoff Woodruff trained four year-old scored a two and three-quarter length win in the 2450 metre staying test and has now won four of 14 starts.

An $18,000 Inglis Select Weanling Sale purchase from the draft of Middlebrook Valley Lodge for Heritage Bloodstock, Wild Ash is the first stakes-winner for imported Wild Orchid, a half-sister by Giant’s Causeway to Group I placed stakes-winner Gold Academy.

Wild Ash is the 19th stakes-winner worldwide for Arc hero Dylan Thomas.