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Ilusor Wins Argentina Gr1 2000 Guineas
In South America, favorite Ilusor (Parade Marshal-Ilusora, by Roy) "solidified his status as Argentina's top 3YO colt with a powerful 5-lengths victory" over 1600m on a sloppy dirt track at Palermo in the Gr1 Gran Premio Polla de Potrillos (Argentine 2000 Guineas & 1st leg of the Argentine Triple Crown) reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Ilusor (ridden by Gustavo Calvente for trainer Roberto Pellegata) defeated Gr1-winner Indio Glorioso (Honour And Glory-Indianita, by Friul) & Eyeofthetiger (Tempranero-Coy Sister, by Parochial). At his previous start, Ilusor won Argentina's Gr2 Clasico Miguel Cane (1600m on dirt) at Palermo on August 18 & overall now boats 5 wins (also including a 4-lengths victory in Argentina's Gr1 Gran Premio Montevideo over 1500m on turf at Palermo in May & 9-lengths blitz in the Listed Clasico Criadores Argentinos Del Sangre Pura De Carrera over 1300m on dirt at La Plata in April) & 2 stakes-placings (over 1000m in February & March) from 7 starts.