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Soviet Star Adds Italian Gr2

Monday, 31st May 2010

Also in Italy overnight, former NZ Haunui Stud shuttler Soviet Star (Nureyev-Veruschka, by Venture) added a group success when Irish-bred 7YO entire Pressing (Soviet Star-Rafif, by Riverman) scored a 1-length victory in the €154,000 (A$231,000) Gr2 Premio Emilio Turati (1600m) at San Siro. Pressing (ridden by Neil Callan for trainer Michael Jarvis) defeated fellow Irish-bred 6YO gelding Summit Surge (Noverre-Lady Peculiar, by Sunshine Forever) & German-bred 5YO gelding Win For Sure (Stravinsky-Win For Us, by Surumu). At his previous start, Pressing finished 3rd in Italy's Gr1 Premio Presidente Della Repubblica (2000m) at the Capannelle in Rome on May 16, following a runner-up in April's UK Gr2 Sandown Mile (8 furlongs) at Sandown Park. Overall Overall Pressing now has 12 wins (also including 2009's German Gr1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen over 2000m at Munich, Italian Gr2 Premio Emilio Turati over 1600m at Milan & Turkish Gr2 Topkapi Trophy over 1600m at Veliefendi, plus 2008's Italian Gr2 Premio Ribot over 1600m at the Capannelle as well as 2007's Italian Gr1 Premio Roma over 2000m at the Capannelle, Italian Gr3 Premio Federico Tesio over 2200m at San Siro & Italian Gr3 Premio Ambrosiano over 2000m at San Siro) & 18 placings (including 2009's Italian Gr2 Premio Ribot over 1600m at the Capannelle, plus 2008's German Gr1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis Bayerisches Zuchtrennen over 2000m at Munich & Italian Gr1 Premio Presidente Della Repubblica over 2000m at the Capannelle, as well as 2007's Italian Gr1 Premio Presidente Della Repubblica over 2000m at the Capannelle, in addition to 2006's Italian Listed Gran Premio D'Italia over 2000m at San Siro & Italian Listed Premio Emanuele Filiberto over 2000m at San Siro, plus 2005's Italian Listed Premio Vittorio Riva over 1600m at San Siro & Italian Listed Premio Giuseppe De Montel over 1500m at San Siro) from 39 starts.

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