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Orpen Adds Argentina Gr3

Thursday, 28th April 2011

Also in Argentina, former Coolmore shuttler Orpen (Lure-Bonita Francita, by Devil's Bag) added a group success (& 3rd-placing) when 4YO mare Orpen Fain (Orpen-Fina Halo, by Southern Halo) scored a 4-lengths victory in the Gr3 Clasico Asociacion De Propietarios De Caballos De Carrera (1400m) for fillies & mares at Hipodromo de Palermo in Buenos Aires. Orpen Fain (ridden by Edwin Talaverano for trainer Juan Carlos Etchechoury) defeated 3YO fillies Watch Her (Mutakddim-Wally, by Southern Halo) & Queen Of Time (Orpen-Queen Mambo, by Kingmambo). Previously this year Orpen Fain also finished runner-up in February's Argentine Gr2 Clasico Miguel Angel Y Juarez Celman (1600m) at Palermo. During 2010 Orpen Fain won Argentina's Gr3 Clasico Republica Oriental Del Uruguay (1600m) at Palermo, Gr3 Clasico Ines Victorica Roca (1600m) at Palermo, Gr3 Clasico General Las Heras (1400m) at San Isidro & Gr3 Clasico Asociacion De Propietarios De Caballos De Carrera (1400m) at Palermo, as well as placing the Gr2 Clasico Carlos Tomkinson (1600m) at Palermo, Gr3 Clasico Ricardo Sauze (1600m) at Palermo, Gr3 Clasico Eudoro Balsa (1600m) at San Isidro & Listed Clasico Japan Racing Association (1400m) at Palermo. 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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