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Shamardal Adds German Gr3

Tuesday, 27th April 2010

In Germany, European champion 4-time Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) added a group success when his colt Zazou (Shamardal-Zaza Top, by Lomitas) scored a 3-lengths victory in the €50,000 (A$75,000) Gr3 Preis Dr Busch Memorial (1700m) for 3YOs at Krefeld. Zazou (ridden by Terry Hellier for trainer Mario Hofer) defeated Irish-bred colt Kite Hunter (Muhtathir-Miss Chryss, by Indian Ridge) & fellow colt Wuhan (One Cool Cat-Winterthur, by Alkalde). Zazou was a €38,000 (A$57,000) yearling at the 2008 BBA September Sale; overall he now has 3 wins & 2 placings (including 2009’s Gr1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud over 2000m at Saint-Cloud) from 6 starts for €188,575 (A$283,000) earnings.

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