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Gr1 Eddie Read Picture Muddied By French Twist
French 4YO galloper Sofast (Rock of Gibraltar-Beautifix, by Bering) will add a new dimension to the Gr1 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar racecourse this weekend, reports bloodhorse.com. Formerly trained by leading French horseman Freddie Head, the talented winner of the Gr3 Prix La Rochette at Longchamp will now be trained out of the California stable of Gary Mandella. Indeed the race takes on quite an international flavour with fellow French-bred Lucayan, Japanese-bred Barocci, British-bred Slim Shadey & the Irish-bred Vagabond Shoes all competing for the US$300,000 purse. All told, Sofast will face 9 rivals in his US debut in what is Del Mar's first Gr1 of the season.