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Refuse To Bend Adds Italy Black-Type
In Italy, multiple Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Refuse To Bend (Sadler's Wells-Market Slide, by Gulch) added a juvenile black-type success when Irish-bred colt Cast Away (Refuse To Bend-Corgetta, by Hernando) scored a 3.75-lengths victory in the €50,400 (A$70,000) Listed Criterium Del Mediterraneo (1600m) for 2YOs at Siracusa. Cast Away (ridden by Gabriele Bietolini for trainer Sebastiano Cannavo) defeated UK-bred colt Super Swellegant (Dubai Destination-Swellegant, by Midyan) & fellow Irish-bred colt Mr Lavallette (Verglas-Betelgeuse, by Kalaglow). Cast Away was a €31,000 (A$43,000) yearling at the 2009 Italian September Sale & now has 2 wins friom 5 starts for €35,276 (A$49,000) earnings.