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   In this series, the TDN takes a look at notable successes of European-based sires in North America. This week’s column is highlighted by the victory of Shuangxi at Monmouth Park.

Cotai Glory Filly Comes Through At Monmouth

Jastar Capital, Ltd.’s Shuangxi (Ire) (Cotai Glory {GB}) found Monmouth Park to her liking with a narrow win on Saturday (video). The Arnaud Delacour runner was bred by Tally-Ho Stud.

The daughter of Next Generation (Ire) (Royal Applause {GB}) brought £27,000 from Nick Bell as a Goffs UK 2-year-old breezer and won her first UK start for trainer Michael Bell. She ran second in a novice in the colours of Jastar and Murt Khan two starts later, before resurfacing on the East Coast. Her late dam is a half-sister to stakes winner Forthefirsttime (GB) (Dr Fong) and Pyman’s Theory (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}), with the latter third in the G3 Prix du Bois in 2011.

Shuangxi is one of five winners from 10 to race (50%) in the U.S. for her sire. His best American runner is the multiple stakes winner and GIII Beaugay S. third Spirit And Glory (Ire).


Repeat Winners

Now a four-time winner in America, Wise Racing LLC’s Turf King (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) won during the Belmont at the Big A meeting last week (video). The 4-year-old colt first appeared in this column last February, and has since won the GIII Marine S. in Canada.

A sterling three-for-three now in America, King Of Gosford (GB) (Zoustar {Aus}) won his second stakes in the Desert Code S. at Santa Anita this past weekend for trainer Phil D’Amato (video). A runner for the Benowitz Family Trust, CYBT, Saul Gevertz, Michael Nentwig and Jeremy Peskoff, he first featured in Making Waves in March.

Lope De Vega (Ire)’s No Show Sammy Jo (GB) won her 4-year-old bow on Sunday for Bridlewood Farm and Madaket Stables, LLC (video). She struck in a Belmont Park contest last June for trainer Graham Motion.

Another horse who shares Madaket ownership is Balnikhov (Ire) (Adaay {Ire}), a runner for Little Red Feather Racing, Madaket, and Old Bones Racing Stable. The 5-year-old gelding was back in the limelight with a win in the GIII Dinner Party S. for trainer Phil D’Amato on Saturday (video).

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