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Footstepsinthesand Adds Norway Black-Type
In Norway, Gr1-winning former 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 1-length victory in the Listed Norsk Jockeyklubs Jubileumslop (1370m on turf) at Ovrevoll in Oslo. Giant Sandman (ridden by Rafael Schistl for trainer Rune Haugen) defeated Swedish-bred 6YO gelding Maserati (Bertolini-By The Book, by Definite Article) & Irish-bred 4YO mare Dingle View (Mujadil-Livius Lady, by Titus Livius). Giant Sandman was originally an 82,000 guineas (A$135,000) weanling at the 2007 UK Tattersalls December Sale & later a €130,000 (A$166,000) yearling at Ireland's 2008 Goffs Millions Sale. Overall Giant Sandman now has 9 wins (also including last start's Swedish Listed Taby Varsprint over 1150m at Taby on June 5, plus 2011's Swedish Gr3 Open Sprint Championship over 1160m at Taby & Norway's Gr3 Polar Cup over 1350m at Ovrevoll) & 3 runners-up from 19 starts.