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Royal Academy Adds Brazil Gr3

Tuesday, 27th February 2007

In South America, Coolmore shuttler Royal Academy (Nijinsky-Crimson Saint, by Crimson Satan) added a Brazilian group success when Gr1-winner Top Hat (Royal Academy-Tavira, by Effervescing) won the Gr3 Grande Premio Linneo De Paula Machado (2000m) at Cidade Jardim. Top Hat (ridden by Nelito Cunha for trainer Joao Macedo) defeated Cold Caicado (Pleasant Variety-Regia Caicada, by Lamerok) & Chess Champ (Know Heights-Chatino, by Dancing Brave). Last year Top Hat won Brazil's Gr1 Grande Premio ABCPCC Matias Machline (2000m), Listed Grande Premio Candido Egydio De Souza Aranha (2000m & Listed Classico Antonio Da Silva Prado (2400m), plus runner-up in the Gr1 Grande Premio Cruzeiro do Sul (3rd & final leg of the Hipodromo La Gavea Triple Crown series) over 2400m.

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