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Johannesburg Adds US Gr2

Monday, 5th March 2007

Coolmore shuttler Johannesburg (Hennessy-Myth, by Ogygian) added a US group success when the colt Scat Daddy (Johannesburg-Love Style, by Mr Prospector) "solidified his status as a top contender for the Gr1 Kentucky Derby by unleashing an explosive stretch rally" to grab victory by a nose in the US$350,000 Gr2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes 8.5 furlongs) for 3YOs at Gulfstream Park in Florida, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Scat Daddy (ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher) defeated Gr1-winner Stormello (Stormy Atlantic-Wilshewed, by Carson City) & favourite Nobiz Like Shobiz (Albert The Great-Nightstorm, by Storm Cat). Kentucky-bred Scatt Daddy (a US$250,000 yearling at the Keeneland September Sale) now has 4 wins (also including 2006's Gr1 Champagne Stakes over 8 furlongs at Belmont Park & Gr2 Sanford Stakes over 6 furlongs at Saratoga ) & 2 placings (in 2006's Gr1 Hopeful Stakes & last start in February's Gr3 Holy Bull Stakes) from 7 races for US$734,700 earnings.

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