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Mount Nelson Wins UK Gr1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes

Monday, 7th July 2008

Coolmore's 7-time Gr1-winning shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a major Gr1 winner courtesy of victory by 4YO entire Mount Nelson (Rock Of Gibraltar-Independence, by Selkirk) in the £500,000 (A$1.25 million) Gr1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes (10 furlongs) at Sandown. Providing Ireland's Ballydoyle stable with its 12th Gr1 victory of the year, former French 2YO Gr1 winner Mount Nelson (ridden by Johnny Murtagh for Aidan O'Brien) got his head down right on the line to pip fellow 4YO entire Phoenix Tower (Chester House-Bionic, by Zafonic). Third placing went to another 4YO stallion Pipedreamer (Selkirk-Follow A Dream, by Gone West).

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