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Maruco Plus Wins Argentina Gr1 San Ididro
Also in Argentina, 5YO entire Maruco Plus (Alpha Plus-Villa Hipica, by Ride The Rails) scored a 2-lengths victory in the Gr1 Gran Premio San Isidro (1600m on turf) in Buenos Aires. Maruco Plus (ridden by Edwin Talaverano for trainer Natalio Mezzotero) defeated 4YO entire Ever Peace (Alpha Plus-Ever Beauty, by Equalize) & 6YO entire New Killer (Hidden Prize-Nynphe, by Senor Pete). Maruco Plus took his record to 7 wins (also including May's Gr2 Clasico Capital over 1600m at San Isidro & 2008's Listed Clasico Embrujo over 1600m at San Isidro) & 12 placings (including September's Gr2 Clasico Ecuador over 1600m at San Isidro, July's Gr2 Clasico 9 De Julio over 1600m at San Isidro & April's Listed Clasico Macon Handicap over 1600m at San Isidro, plus 2008's Gr1 Gran Premio Internacional Joaquin De Anchorena over 1600m at San Isidro, Gr2 Clasico Ecuador over 16000m at San Isidro & Gr2 Clasico 9 De Julio over 1600m at San Isidro) from 22 starts.