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Tiger Hill Adds French Black-Type
Triple Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Tiger Hill (Danehill-The Filly, by Appiani) added a French black-type success when evergreen 9YO gelding Young Tiger (Tiger Hill-Youngolina, by Trempolino) returned from a 5-months spell to score a 1-length victory in the €52,000 (A$75,000) Listed Le Vase D'Argent (2000m) for 4YOs & up at Toulouse (to follow victory in this same race in 2008 & then runner-up last year). Young Tiger (ridden by Jean-Bernard Eyquem for trainer Francois Rohaut) defeated Irish-bred 4YO entire Agent Secret (Pyrus-Ron's Secret, by Efisio) & 5YO gelding Marchando (Marchand De Sable-Karish Khali, by Lure). Young Tiger took his record to 18 wins (also including 2009's Listed Prix Max Sicard over 2400m at Toulouse, Listed Grand Prix De La Ville De Nantes over 2400m at Nantes & Listed Grand Prix De Lyon over 2400m at Lyon-Parilly, plus 2008's Listed Le Vase D'Argent over 2000m at Toulouse & 2007's Listed Prix Du Grand Camp over 2400m at Lyon-Parilly) & 12 placings (including 2009's Listed Grand Prix De Bordeaux over 1900m & Listed Le Vase D'Argent over 2000m at Toulouse, plus 2004's Gr3 Prix La Force over 2000m at Saint-Cloud) from 30 starts for €418,062 (A$606,000) earnings.