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Rock Of Gibraltar Adds French Gr3
In France overnight, European Horse-Of-The-Year & 7-time Gr1-winning Coolmore shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a group success when Irish-bred 4YO entire Starlish (Rock Of Gibraltar-Stylish, by Anshan) scored by a neck in the €80,000 (A$128,000) Gr3 Prix Andre Baboin-Grand Prix De Provinces (2000m) at Lyon Parilly. Starlish (ridden by Anthony Crastus for trainer Elie Lellouche) defeated Irish-bred 4YO gelding Captaine Courage (Bering-Four Green, by Green Tune) & Irish-bred 5YO entire Gris De Gris (Slickly-Deesse Grise, by Lead On Time). Previously this year, Starlish also finished runner-up in both June’s Gr3 La Coupe (2000m) at Longchamp & April’s Listed Prix Jacques Laffitte (1900m) at Maisons-Laffitte; & during 2008 he won the Listed Prix Francois Mathet (2000m) at Saint Cloud & finished runner-up in the Gr2 Prix Hocquart (2200m) at Longchamp.