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1st Winner For Former Shuttler Mount Nelson
In France overnight, dual Gr1-winning 8YO freshman stallion & former Baerami Thoroughbreds shuttler Mount Nelson (Rock Of Gibraltar-Independence, by Selkirk) recorded his 1st winner when front-running 2YO filly Lasdramad (Mount Nelson-Andramad, by Fasliyev) scored over 1200m at La Teste de Buch in Bordeaux for trainer Yan Durepaire. Her sire Mount Nelson stands at Newsells Park Stud in England for £6,000 (A$9,600). As a 2YO in 2006, Mount Nelson won his maiden by 6-lengths & a week later added victory in France's Gr1 Criterium International (1600m) at Saint-Cloud, setting a new course record. He finished his juvenile season with an official rating of 119 (4th highest in Europe). A foot injury marred his 3YO season, but he returned in 2008 to win the UK Gr1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes (10 furlongs) at Sandown & then finish 3rd in the US Gr1 Arlington Million Stakes (10 furlongs on turf) at Arlington Park in his final race. He retired with 3 wins & 3 placings from 9 starts for £459,137 (A$735,000) earnings.