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Flag Copado Wins Argentina Gr1 Estrellas Classic
In South America, 4YO Flag Copado (Flag Down-Potra Bruja, by Potrillon) "romped to a 9-lengths triumph in Argentina's prestigious Gr1 Gran Premio Estrellas Classic-Copa Escribano Hernan Ceriani Cernadas (2000m), the highlight of the Carreras de las Estrellas card (Argentina's version of the US Breeders' Cup Championships) at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo in Buenos Aires," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Flag Copade (ridden by Gustavo Calvente for trainer Roberto Pellegata) defeated Gr1-winner Life Of Victory (Incurable Optimist-La Gran Portada, by Hidden Prize) & the runner-up's Gr1-placed stable-mate Puchet (Potrillon-Palmtin, by Cautin). Flag Copado (making his 1st start since finishing 7th in last year's Argentine Gr1 Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini at San Isidro on December 15) took his overall record to 5 wins from 8 starts.