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High Chaparral Adds Italian Black-Type
In Italy overnight, dual Derby-winning Coolmore shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Darshaan) added a black-type success (& 25th individual stakes-winner world-wide) when 4YO entire Branderburgo (High Chaparral-Farhad, by Red Ransom) scored a 1-length victory in the €61,600 (A$85,000) Listed Gran Premio Del Circo Massimo (2100m) for 4YOs & up at the Capannelle in Rome. Branderburgo (ridden by Gabriele Bietolini for trainer Luigi Riccardi) defeated UK-bred 4YO gelding Cima De Pluie (Singspiel-Grey Way, by Cozzene) & fellow 4YO entire Christian Love (Tout Seul-Nicol Love, by Nicolotte). Last season Branderburgo placed in the Listed Premio Gardone (1600m) at San Siro & in 2009 he also placed in the Listed Premio Campobello (1800m) at San Siro. Overall he now has a win & 4 placings from 12 starts.