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Aust-Bred Shamardal Son Wins Singapore Gr3

Monday, 4th April 2011

In Singapore, European champion 4-time Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) added a group success when his Australian-bred gelded son Gingerbread Man (Shamardal-Quaffle, by Hurricane Sky) won the S$250,000 (A$190,000) Gr3 3YO Sprint (1200m) at Kranji. Gingerbread Man (ridden by Australian jockey Vlad Duric for trainer Bruce Marsh) defeated fellow Australian-bred gelding Excavator (Happy-Giggle-Honey Bouquet, by Last Tycoon) & another gelding Simply The Best (Stratum-Career Star, by End Sweep). Last season's Singapore Champion 2YO Gingerbread Man (a $30,000 yearling at the 2009 Magic Millions Premier Sale on the Gold Coast) now has 6 wins (also including 2010's Magic Millions Juvenile Championship over 1200m at Kranji) & 2 runners-up from 9 starts for S$418,815 (A$325,000).

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