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Noverre Adds Italian Gr3

Monday, 12th October 2009

Former Darley shuttler Noverre (Rahy-Danseur Fabuleux, by Northern Dancer) added an Italian group success overnight when Irish-bred 5YO mare Cottonmouth (Noverre-Nafzira, by Darshaan) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the €88,000 (A$149,000) Gr3 Premio Verziere (2000m) for fillies & mares at San Siro. Cottonmouth (ridden by Nicola Pinna for trainers Alduino & Giuseppe Botti) defeated Irish-bred 4YO mare Allegoria (Spectrum-Alignment, by Alzao) & UK-bred 3YO filly Lady Alida (Tobougg-Lady Annina, by Dashing Blade). Cottonmouth was a €5,000 (A$8,500) yearling at the 2005 Tattersalls Ireland Sale & also won both August's Listed Terme Di Merano (2200m) at Merano (after finishing runner-up in the same race in 2008) & July's Gr3 Premio Paolo Mezzanotte (2000m) at San Siro; & in 2008 he also won the Listed Premio Andred (2200m) at Pisa & placed in the Gr3 Premio Paolo Mezzanotte (2000m) at San Siro.

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