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Shinko Forest Adds UK Black-Type

Friday, 15th April 2011

Also in the UK overnight, former Glenlogan Park shuttler Shinko Forest (Green Desert-Park Express, by Ahonoora) added a black-type success when Irish-bred 7YO gelding Genki (Shinko Forest-Emma's Star, by Darshaan) also returned from a 6-months spell to prevail in a 3-way photo-finish to the £30,000 (A$47,000) Listed Abernant Stakes (6 furlongs) at Newmarket. Genki (ridden by Steve Drowne for trainer Roger Charlton) scored by a neck from 4YO entire Iver Bridge Lad (Avonbridge-Fittonia, by Ashkalani) with a further nose to Irish-bred 3YO colt Dinkum Diamond (Aussie Rules-Moving Diamonds, by Lomitas). Genki took his record to 7 wins & 8 placings (including 2010's Gr1 Haydock Sprint Cup over 6 furlongs at Haydock Park & Gr3 Bengough Stakes over 6 furlongs at Ascot, plus 2009's Irish Listed Testimonial Stakes over 6 furlongs at The Curragh) from 26 starts.

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