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O Dragao Wins Brazil Gr1 Estadi Rio
In South America, O Dragao (Romarin-Storm Leader, by Lamerok) "confirmed his excellent form by scoring a rail-trip victory" by 2-lengths in Brazil's Gr1 Estado do Rio de Janeiro (1st leg of Gavea's Triple Crown series for 3YO colts) over 1600m on the turf at Gavea, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. O Dragao (ridden by Edson Ferreira for trainer Cristiano Oliveira) defeated front-running London Eye (Notation-Lap Star, by Co Host) & Nicolalau (Royal Academy-Royal Amazon, by Quack). This was O Dragao's 3rd straight group stakes win: he took the Gr1 Linneo de Paula Machado in October & Gr3 Jose Buarque de Macedo on January 15.