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1st Stakes-Winner For Shuttler New Approach
Also in Ireland overnight, 5-time Gr1-winning freshman shuttler & former European Champion 2YO & 3YO New Approach (Galileo-Park Express, by Ahonoora) recorded his 1st stakes-winner when unbeaten juvenile colt Dawn Approach (New Approach-Hymn Of The Dawn, by Phone Trick) maintained his perfect record with a 2.75-lengths victory in the €60,000 (A$77,000) Listed Rochestown Stakes (6 furlongs) for 2YOs at Naas. Dawn Approach (ridden by Kevin Manning for trainer Jim Bolger) defeated fellow colts Mister Marc (Acclamation-Fathoming, by Gulch) & Tennessee Wildcat (Kheleyf-Windbeneathmywings, by In The Wings). Dawn Approach took his record to 3 wins from 3 starts for €61,425 (A$79,000) earnings. His sire New Approach won the 2008 Gr1 English Derby & also defeated older rivals in both the Irish Gr1 Champion Stakes & UK Gr1 Champion Stakes, as well as winning the UK Gr1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes & Irish Gr1 National Stakes.