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28/10/2019 Melody Belle to Empire Rose

Champion New Zealand mare Melody Belle (Commands) will run in the Empire Rose Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) at Flemington after chalking up a hat-trick of wins at Group 1 level in New Zealand this campaign. The star five-year-old mare, who is trained by Jamie Richards for John Galvin’s Fortuna Thoroughbreds, has not raced since taking out the Livamol Classic (Gr 1, 2040m) at Hastings on October 5. "Opie ((Bosson) will ride her and I guess now what we need is some luck with the barrier draw, certainly more than we got last week," Richards said.

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