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Johannesburg Adds US Gr2 Quinella

Monday, 31st July 2006

Meanwhile Coolmore shuttler, unbeaten world champion 2YO & red-hot freshman sire Johannesburg (Hennessy-Myth, by Ogygian) added a US juvenile group quinella when favoured son Scat Daddy (Johannesburg-Love Style, by Mr Prospector) "got up in the final stride" to snatch victory by a neck in the US$147,000 Gr2 Sanford Stakes (6 furlongs) for 2YOs at Saratoga, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Kentucky-bred Scat Daddy (ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher) defeated front-running Teuflesberg (Johannesburg-St Michele, by Devil's Bag) & War Wolf (Tale Of The Cat-Love U Fran, by Phone Trick). At his previous start, Scat Daddy (a US$250,000 yearling at the Keeneland September Sale) blitzed his rivals by 5.25-lengths on debut at Belmont Park on June 3 & now has 2 wins from 2 starts for US$115,800 earnings. Johannesburg is now leading freshman sire in US by winners, stakes-winners, graded stakes-winners & earnings.

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