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Footstepsinthesand Adds Irish Gr2
Gr1-winning former Coolmore shuttler Footstepsinthesand (Giant's Causeway-Glatisant, by Rainbow Quest) added an Irish group success when Irish-bred 2YO colt Formosina (Footstepsinthesand-Scarlett Rose, by Royal Applause) scored by a short head to snatch victory in the €100,000 (A$145,000) Irish Gr2 Railway Stakes (6 furlongs) for 2YOs at The Curragh. Formosina (ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Jeremy Noseda) defeated fellow Irish-bred colts Samuel Morse (Danehill Dancer-Eliza, by Mt Livermore) & Clondinnery (Choisir-Grand Lili, by Linamix). Formosina, a 50,000 guineas (A$89,000) weanling at the 2007 UK Tattersalls December Sale & later a 105,000 guineas (A$188,000) yearling at the 2008 Tattersalls October Sale, now has 2 wins & a placing from 3 starts.