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Thunder Gulch Adds Argentina Gr3
In South America, former Coolmore shuttler Thunder Gulch (Gulch-Line Of Thunder, by Storm Bird) added an Argentine group success when 4YO mare Dando Amor (Thunder Gulch-Declaring Love, by Gone West) scored a 3-lengths victory in the Gr3 Clasico Eudoro Balsa (1600m) for mares 4YO & up at Hipodromo San Isidro in Buenos Aires. Dando Amor (ridden by Juan Carlos Noriega for trainer Alfredo Gaitan Dassie) defeated US-bred 5YO mare Period (Mr Greeley-End Of Story, by Sky Classic) & fellow 4YO mare Saetta (Mutakddim-Stellify, by Southern Halo). Previously this year, Dando Amor also won both March's Gr2 Clasico Ricardo Ezequiel M Fernandez Guerrico (1600m) at San Isidro & April's Gr2 Clasico Abril (1800m) at San Isidro; & during 2008 she placed in each of Argentina's Gr1 Polla De Potrancas (1600m) at Palermo, Gr1 Gran Premio Mil Guineas-Consagracion De Potrancas (1000 Guineas) over 1600m at San Isidro, Gr1 Grand Premio Estrellas Junior Sprint (1000m) at Palermo, Gr2 Clasico Francisco Beazley (1800m) at Palermo & Gr3 Clasico Hipodromo Argentino (1000m) at Palermo.