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Expressive Halo Wins Argentina Gr1 Republica
Last season's Argentine Derby winner & now 4YO entire Expressive Halo (Halo Sunshine-Embrace Moi, by Ride The Rails) scored by a head in Argentina's Gr1 Gran Premio Republica Argentina (2000m) at Palermo. Expressive Halo (ridden by for Gustavo Calvente for trainer Carlos Meza Brunel) defeated 3YO colts Manuscrito (Equal Stripes-Malindrana, by Payant) & US-bred Al Qasr (Aptitude-Majestic Dy, by Dynaformer). Previously this year Expressive Halo finished 3rd in April's Gr1 Gran Premio De Honor (200m) at Palermo, as well as runner-up in both March's Gr1 Gran Premio Asociacion Latinoamericana De Jockey Clubes (2000m) at Palermo & Peru's Gr1 Gr1 Gran Premio Asociacion Latinoamericana De Jockey Clubes E Hipodromos-Copa Falabella (2000m) at Monterrico. During 2011 Expressive Halo won Argentina's Gr1 Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (2400m) at San Isidro & Gr2 Clasico Chacabuco (2500m) at Palermo, as well as placing in the Gr1 Gran Premio Dardo Rocha (2400m) at La Plata, Gr3 Clasico Organizacion Sudamericana De Fomento Del Pura Sangre De Carrera (2200m) at La Plata & Gr3 Clasico Vicente Casares (2500m) at Palermo. An din 2010 Expressive Halo won the Gr1 Gran Premio Nacional-Argentine Derby (2500m) at Palermo & placed in the Gr2 Clasico Miguel Cane (1600m) at Palermo.