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Johannesburg Adds US Black-Type

Monday, 23rd May 2011

Also in the US overnight, former shuttler & champion 2YO Johannesburg (Hennessy-Myth, by Ogygian) added a black-type success (& 3rd-placing) when gelded son Fastest Magician (Johannesburg-Houdini's Honey, by Mr Prospector) came from last-in-running to score a 1-length victory in the US$60,000 Listed A Gift Stakes (7 furlongs on turf) at Belmont Park in New York. Fastest Magician (ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Barclay Tagg) defeated the colt Longhunter (Halling-Dawnus, by Night Shift) & fellow gelding Batter Up (Johannesburg-Ninth Inning, by Meadowlake). Fastest Magician took his record to 2 wins from 3 starts.

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