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Montjeu Adds Irish Black-Type

Monday, 30th May 2011

In Ireland overnight, dual-Derby winning stallion & former NZ Windsor Park shuttler Montjeu (Sadler's Wells-Floripedes, by Top Ville) added a black-type success when UK-bred UK-bred 5YO entire & former Gr1 Irish Derby winner Fame And Glory (Montjeu-Gryada, by Shirley Heights) scored a half-length victory in the €47,500 (A$66,000) Listed Saval Beg Stakes (14 furlongs) at Leopardstown. Favourite Fame And Glory (ridden by Jamie Spencer for trainer Aidan O'Brien) defeated 5YO mare Vivacious Vivienne (Dubai Destination-Epistoliere, by Alzao) & UK-bred 7YO mare Rite Of Passage (Giant's Causeway-Dahlia's Krissy, by Kris S). Fame And Glory was a 190,000 guineas (A$304,000) foal at the UK Tattersalls 2006 December Sale; overall he now boasts 11 wins (also including April’s Listed Vintage Crop Stakes over 13 furlongs at Navan, plus 2010's UK Gr1 Coronation Cup over 12 furlongs at Epsom Downs, Irish Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup over 10.5 furlongs at The Curragh, Irish Gr2 Royal Whip Stakes over 10 furlongs at The Curragh & Irish Gr3 Mooresbridge Stakes over 10 furlongs at The Curragh, as well as 2009's Gr1 Irish Derby over 12 furlongs at The Curragh, Irish Gr2 Derby Trial Stakes over 10 furlongs at Leopardstown & Irish Gr3 Ballysax Stakes over 10 furlongs at Leopardstown, in addition to 2008's French Gr1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud over 2000m) & 3 placings (including 2010's Irish Listed Alleged Stakes over 10 furlongs at The Curragh, plus both 2009's Gr1 English Derby over 12 furlongs at Epsom Downs & Irish Gr1 Champion Stakes over 10 furlongs at Leopardstown) from 17 starts for €2,310,877 (A$3.212m) earnings.

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