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Jubilee hero Soldier's Tale off the mark

SOLDIER'S Tale, winner of the 2007 Golden Jubilee Stakes for Jeremy Noseda, sired his first winner on Wednesday when Fine Copper took the opening 6f race at Ascot in Australia by half-a-length.

The Shane Edwards-trained filly, who races for Ron Sayers of Yarradale Stud, had been placed in two of her previous three starts. She was bred by Sayers out of the stakes-placed Grand Lodge mare Lomas Bayas.

Fine Copper is one of 61 foals from the first crop of Soldier's Tale, who stood the past southern hemisphereseason at Swettenham Stud in Australia for A$9,000. Highly regarded by Noseda throughout his career, the brave Soldier's Tale was never out of the frame in eight starts and enjoyed his finest moment when denying Takeover Target in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.

The son of Stravinsky was also successful in the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes and fourth to Pastoral Pursuits in the 2005 July Cup.





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