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Young stallion Churchill Downs has started the new season with a bang and he added another winner to his tally at Kembla Grange on Tuesday when Battles (3 g Churchill Downs - Java Siang, by Desert Sun) won the $16,000 Strongbow Clear Cider Maiden (1200m) on debut.
Battles defeated Millenium Raider by a neck in a tight finish and showed plenty of character to score.
Trained by Robert Price at Nowra, Battles cost $70,000 as a yearling at the 2010 Melbourne Premier Sale where Price purchased him from the Eliza Park draft.
Following yesterday's success Churchill Downs has joined Ad Valorem (USA) as the leading second-crop sire Australia wide by winners, both having six winners of seven races with Churchill Downs the best strike-rate, his total achieved from 15 runners compared to Ad Valorem's 19.
Churchill Downs (Danehill - Silken Whisper, by Diesis) stands at Blue Gum Farm @ $8800 Incl GST in 2011.