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Footstepsinthesand Adds Sweden Black-Type
In Sweden, Gr1-winning former Coolmore shuttler Footstepsinthesand (Giant's Causeway-Glatisant, by Rainbow Quest) added a black-type success when Irish-bred 5YO entire Giant Sandman (Footstepsinthesand-Sharamana, by Darshaan) scored a 3-lengths victory in the Listed Taby Varsprint (1150m) for 4YOs & up at Taby in Stockholm. Giant Sandman (ridden by Rafael Schistl for trainer Rune Haugen) defeated irish-bred 7YO gelding Hansinger (Namid-Whistfilly, by First Trump) & German-bred 8YO gelding Calrissian (Efisio-Centaine, by Royal Academy). Giant Sandman was initially an 82,000 guineas (A$) weanling at the 2007 UK Tattersalls December Sale & later a €130,000 (A$) yearling at Ireland's 2008 Goffs Millions Sale. Overall Giant Sandman now has 8 wins (also including 2011's Swedish Gr3 Open Sprint Championship over 1160m at Taby & Norway's Gr3 Polar Cup over 1350m at Ovrevoll) & 3 runners-up from 18 starts.