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By Michael Clower
Racing Post

Greyville: Woolavington 2000 (Grade 1) 1m 2f, 3yo fillies

Viva Maria (Mike’de Kock/Anthony Delpech) stole the race and brought off a 50-1 shock. Delpech sent her straight to the front and the others, thinking she hadn’t a prayer, allowed her to build up a five-length lead.

Turning into the short straight, Delpech kicked and increased his advantage to seven.

The rest were immediately in trouble but at the line Viva Maria was still four lengths clear of stable companion Ilha Bela, the 13-20 favourite.

The winner was not entered for the July but there is a supplementary stage on Monday week. This was’De Kock’s fifth Woolavington win in 11 years.

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