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Julius’ cup success

FIVE years after beginning her riding career at Penshurst, Melissa Julius claimed the once-a-year meeting’s feature race with a great tactical ride on Sophie’s Revenge on Saturday.

Combining with long-time supporter Symon Wilde, it was the second leg of a double after the pair won with Lady Delight in the Cottrills Plumbing & Page Electrical BM58 Handicap.

Julius’ ride on Sophie’s Revenge was telling, taking off at the 500m mark to put pressure on the top-weight and race favourite Tough Vic.

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