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Mount Nelson Wins French Gr1 Criterium

Monday, 30th October 2006

In France overnight, Coolmore shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a juvenile Gr1 winner & placing when his son Mount Nelson (Rock Of Gibraltar-Independence, by Selkirk) scored by a head in the €250,000 (A$400,000) Gr1 Criterium International (1600m) for 2YO colts & geldings at Saint-Cloud. Mount Nelson (ridden by J.Heffernan for trainer Aidan O'Brien) defeated Spirit One (Anabaa Blue-Lavayssiere, by Sicyos) & the winner's stable-mate Yellowstone (Rock Of Gibraltar-Love And Affection, by Exclusive Era).

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