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Another great weekend for Hidden Dragon

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The winners just keep rolling in for outstanding young stallion Hidden Dragon with four of his sons and daughters successful over the last few days.

Tough stakes placed mare Hidden Kisses headlined her sire's great weekend with a gutsy victory at Doomben on Saturday.

Having really caught the eye with a fast-finishing third at her previous outing, the Robert Heathcote trained five-year-old was sent out a hot odds-on favourite and whilst the margin was a narrow one, she always looked the winner.

Increasing her prizemoney tally to an impressive $367,800, Hidden Kisses recorded the sixth win of her 26 start career.

A great buy for just $25,000 at the 2009 Magic Milions, Hidden Kisses - bred by Andrew O'Dwyer - is only the second foal produced by the five times winning city placed sprinter Kiss An Angel by Piccolo.

A regular visitor to Hidden Dragon, Kiss An Angel is also dam of the Victorian winner Chasing Kisses (whose trainer Terry O'Sullivan is a big fan of the breed having enjoyed Gr.2 success with Hollowlea) as well as the Sequalo winner Sequalo Revenge.

Hidden Dragon's latest winning run kicked off at Scone on Friday with three-year-old Maragee claiming her maiden at big odds at only her second start.

A home-bred for the Croan family, she is the first foal produced by the two times winning Marechal mare Maredamah.

Another new winner for Hidden Dragon is Vasuki who, at his third run this preparation, appreciated a step up to 1200m when breaking through at Lismore on Saturday.

Bred and raced by Helen Coughlan, she is the final foal produced by the Our Poetic Prince mare Direct Message who died a couple of years ago.

Hidden Dragon's fourth winner for the weekend was Komodo Blue who proved 1.3 lengths too strong for her rivals at Muswellbrook on Sunday.

Bred by Dieter Ruzicka and sold at the 2009 Magic Millions for $14,000, the bay has proven a wonderful mare for connections - her latest success her sixth from 18 starts.

Successful at two of her last three, the Grant Marshall trained five-year-old is the last foal produced by the Bluebird mare Paleface Blue who died three years ago. She threw another two winners for Lyndhurst stallions - Hayil the sire of her multiple city winner The Chanster and her four times winner Pitch White.

Sequalo also enjoyed success at the Gold Coast on Saturday, the lightly raced and promising Witches Lips in winning form at her first start since last year. A member of the Helen Page stable, she has won two of six.

STOP PRESS: Yet another winner for Hidden Dragon on Monday with Chasing Kisses saluting at Mildura. A member of the Terry O'Sullivan stable she is a full sister to Saturday's winner Hidden Kisses! Their dam Kiss An Angel is back at Lyndhurst due to re-visit Hidden Dragon this season. And further success for Hidden Dragon in Asia with his son Befledged- a Lyndhurst home-bred - winning at Selangor, Malaysia. Also a winner in Singapore, he is a half brother to the stakes winner Over The Wicket and Down The Wicket and his dam Golf Circuit has a lovely yearling colt by Sequalo - and is due to foal to him again this spring. Meanwhile her two-year-old Sequalo is in work with Tony Gollan

And yet another winner at Townsville on Tuesday -- the Lyndhurst bred Wild Iris breaking her maiden in impressive fashion by nearly three lengths.

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