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Al Qasr Wins Argentina Gr1 25 De Mayo
In South America, US-bred 4YO entire & visiting Peruvian champion Al Qasr (Aptitude-Majestic Dy, by Dynaformer) scored a 2-lengths victory in Argentina's Gr1 Gran Premio 25 De Mayo Internacional (2400m on turf) at Hipodromo San Isidro in Buenos Aires. Al Qasr (ridden by Carlos Trujillo for trainer Juan Suarez Villaroel) defeated favoured 5YO entire Bogeyman (Editor's Note-Bambuena, by Candy Stripes) & Peruvian-bred 4YO mare Almudena (Silver Planet-Fire Legend, by Engrillado). Previously this year, Al Qasr (a US$8,500 yearling at the 2009 Keeneland January Sale) finished 3rd in Argentina's Gr1 Gran Premio Republica Argentina (2000m) at Palermo on May 1, after winning January's Peru Gr3 Clasico Enrique Meiggs (2000m) at Monterrico. And last year in Peru, Al Qasr won each of the Gr2 Clasico Independencia (2400m) at Monterrico, Gr3 Clasico Mariano Ignacio Prado (2000m) at Monterrico & Gr3 Caballos Carrera Del Peru (2200m) at Monterrico.