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Captain Rio Adds UK Black-Type

Monday, 14th June 2010

NZ Westbury Stud shuttler Captain Rio (Pivotal-Beloved Visitor, by Miswaki) added a UK black-type success when Irish-bred gelding Burning Thread (Captain Rio-Desert Rose, by Green Desert) scored a half-length victory in the £40,000 (A$69,000) Listed Scurry Stakes (5 furlongs) for 3YOs at Sandown Park. Front-running Burning Thread (ridden by William Buick for trainer Tim Etherington) defeated the colt Reignier (Kheleyf-Komena, by Komaite) & Irish-bred filly Above Limits (Exceed And Excel-Cin Isa Luv, by Private Account). Burning Thread was a €10,500 (A$15,200) yearling at the 2008 Tatts Ireland Sale & overall now has 2 wins & a runner-up from 4 starts for £30,504 (A$53,000) earnings.

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