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Solzhenitsyn wins Toorak as More Joyous flops
Solzhenitsyn wins Toorak as More Joyous flops

Glamour mare More Joyous has finished out of the placings as Queenslander Solzhenitsyn posted a breakthrough Group One win in the Toorak Handicap at Caulfield.

In receipt of 8kg from More Joyous, Solzhenitsyn came from the second half of the field under Sydney jockey Corey Brown to claim the 1600m feature.

More Joyous, burdened with 60kg, had work for her spot outside the leader and she weakened late in the straight to finish fourth.

"I knew with the weight pull on the old girl (More Joyous) he was going to be hard to hold out," Brown said.

Solzhenitsyn's win capped a brilliant day for Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote with his top sprinter Buffering winning the Schillaci Stakes.

A six-year-old, Solzhenitsyn defeated Spirit Song with Yosei finishing fast to grab the minor placing.

The West Australian

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