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Shamardal Adds UK Black-Type

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013

At Newmarket in the UK, European champion 4-time Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) added a black-type success when 5YO entire French Navy (Shamardal-First Fleet, by Woodman) scored a 0.75-length victory for trainer Saeed bin Suroor in the £37,000 Listed Midsummer Stakes (1600m) for 3YOs+, over 3YO colt Emell (Medicean-Londonnetdotcom, by Night Shift) & 4YO entire Lockwood (Invincible Spirit-Emily Bronte, by Machiavellian). French Navy took his record to 7 wins (including last start's Listed Ben Marshall stakes over 1600m at Newmarket, 2011's Gr3 Select Stakes at Goodwood & 2010's Gr3 Prix des Chenes at Longchamp) & 1 placing (runner-up in 2012's Listed Steventon Stakes at Newbury) from 13 starts for £151,499 earnings.

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