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Orpen Adds US Black-Type

Monday, 24th July 2006

Another former Coolmore shuttler Orpen (Lure-Bonita Francita, by Devil's Bag) also added a US black-type success when Lightning Hit (Orpen-Starring Role, by Glenstal) prevailed in a 3-way photo-finish to the US$84,000 Listed Oceanside Stakes (8 furlongs) for 3YOs at Del Mar. Lightning Hit (ridden by Alex Solis for trainer Ron McAnally) won by a head from One Union (Dixie Union-Onceinabluemamoon, by Al Mamoon) with a further nose to Get Funky (Straight Man-Miss Popularity, by Storm Bird).

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