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Seal Wins Gr1 South African Derby
In South Africa, the gelding Seal (Silvano-Prestine Performer, by Rambo Dancer) scored a 2.25-lengths victory in the R$1.5 million (A$215,000) Gr1 South African Derby (2450m) for 3YOs on "Champions Day" at Turffonetin in Johannesburg. Seal (ridden by Michael Odendaal for trainer Gavin van Zyl) defeated dead-heating fellow gelding English Garden (Camden Park-Royal Habit, by Dominion Royale) & the colt Galileo's Destiny (Galileo-Destined, by Danehill). Seal took his record to 3 wins & 5 placings from 10 starts for R1,079,212 (A$154,000) earnings.