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Thunder Gulch Adds Argentina Gr2

Wednesday, 21st April 2010

In Argentina, former Coolmore shuttler & Gr1 Kentucky Derby-winner Thunder Gulch (Gulch-Line Of Thunder, by Storm Bird) added a group success when 4YO mare Dando Amor (Thunder Gulch-Declaring Love, by Gone West) notched her 2nd group victory in 3 weeks with a 0.75-length win in the Gr2 Clasico Abril (1800m on turf) for fillies & mares at San Isidro in Buenos Aires to claim this race for the 2nd successive year. Dando Amor (ridden by Juan Carlos Noriega for trainer Alfredo Gaitan Dassie) defeated 3YO filly La Tremoille (Shuttle Diplomacy-La Thibon, by Potrillazo) & fellow 4YO mare La Chantajista (Romanov-La Chicanita, by Confidential Talk). Dando Amor took her record to 8 wins (also including March's Gr2 Clasico Ricardo Ezequiel Fernandez Guerrico over 1600m at San Isidro, plus 2009's Gr2 Clasico Los Haras over 2000m at San Isidro, Gr2 Clasico Sibila over 1600m at San Isidro, Gr2 Clasico Abril over 1800m at San Isidro, Gr2 Clasico Ricardo Ezequiel Fernandez Guerrico over 1600m at San Isidro & Gr3 Clasico Eudoro Balsa over 1600m at San Isidro) & 6 placings (in 2008's Gr1 Polla De Potrancas over 1600m at Palermo, Gr1 Gran Premio Mil Guineas-Consagracion De Potrancas over 1600m at San Isidro, Gr1 Grand Premio Estrellas Junior Sprint over 1000m at Palermo, Gr2 Clasico Francisco Beazley over 1800m at Palermo & Gr3 Clasico Hipodromo Argentino over 1000m at Palermo) from 17 starts.

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