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Ollagua Wins Argentina Gr1 Estrellas Distaff
This year's Champion Argentine Older Mare, Ollagua (Pure Prize-Open Secrets, by West by West), lived up to her form by making it back-to-back wins in the Gr1 Gran Premio Estrellas Distaff (2000m) for fillies & mares at Palermo with a 0.5-lengths victory. Ollagua (ridden by Altair Domingues for trainer Jose Alves) defeated 3YO fillies Malpensa (Orpen-Marsella, by Southern Halo) & She Glows (Luhuk-Destellada, by Equalize). Ollagua's record now stands at 11 wins (also including April's Gr1 Gran Premio Gilberto Lerena over 2000m for fillies & mares at Palermo, 2009's Gr1 San Isidro G.P. Estrellas Distaff over 2000m at San Isidro & Gr1 Palermo G.P. Criadores over 2000m at Palermo & Gr2 Clasico Juan Shaw over 2200m at San Isidro, plus 2008's Gr1 Gran Premio Enrique Acebal over 2000m at San Isidro) & 5 runners-up (in 2009's Gr1 Gran Premio Copa De Plata-Roberto Vasquez Mansilla over 2000m for fillies & mares at San Isidro & Gr1 Gran Premio Gilberto Lerena over 2000m at Palermo & Gr2 Clasico Arturo Bullrich over 2000m at Palermo & Gr2 San Isidro Clasico Los Haras over 2000m at San Isidro & Gr3 San Isidro Clasico Progreso over 2400m at San Isidro) from 19 starts.