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Orpen Adds Argentina Gr3

Tuesday, 21st December 2010

In Argentina, former Coolmore shuttler Orpen (Lure-Bonita Francita, by Devil's Bag) added a group success when 4YO mare Orpen Fain (Orpen-Fina Halo, by Southern Halo) scored a 4-lengths victory in the Gr3 Clasico Republica Oriental Del Uruguay (1600m) for fillies & mares at Hipodromo de Palermo in Buenos Aires. Orpen Fain (ridden by Gustavo Calvente for trainer Juan Carlos Etchechoury) defeated fellow 4YO mare Intense Look (Halo Sunshine-Intense Stripes, by Candy Stripes) & 3YO filly Watch Her (Mutakddim-Wally, by Southern Halo). Previously this year, Orpen Fain also won July's Gr3 Clasico Ines Victorica Roca (1600m) at Palermo, May's Gr3 Clasico General Las Heras (1400m) at San Isidro & April's Gr3 Clasico Asociacion De Propietarios De Caballos De Carrera (1400m) at Palermo, as well as placing in both November's Gr2 Clasico Carlos Tomkinson (1600m) at Palermo & Listed Clasico Japan Racing Association (1400m) at Palermo, plus August's Gr3 Clasico Ricardo Sauze (1600m) at Palermo & July's Gr3 Clasico Eudoro Balsa (1600m) at San Isidro. And during 2009 Orpen Fain won Argentina's Gr3 Clasico Manuel Guiraldes (1400m) at Palermo, as well as placing in both the Gr1 Gran Premio Estrellas Juvenile Fillies (1600m) at San Isidro & Gr2 Clasico General Luis Maria Campos (1600m) at Palermo.

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