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Montjeu Colt Tops NZ 3YO 1601+ Free Handicap

Monday, 4th August 2008

Dual-Derby winning Coolmore sire & former Windsor Park shuttler Montjeu (Sadler's Wells-Floripedes, by Top Ville) added another feather to his cap when Queensland-based breeder Billie Morton's Gr1 AJC Australian Derby-winning colt Nom Du Jeu (Montjeu-Prized Gem, by Prized) topped the NZ 3YO 1600m+ Free Handicap. Nom Du Jeu also won NZ's Gr3 Waikato Guineas (2000m) at Te Rapa & finished runner-up against older rivals in Australia's Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) at Randwick. The top-rated 3YOs for 1600m+ were:

  • 61kg Nom De Jeu colt (Montjeu-Prized Gem, by Prized)
  • 60.5kg C'Est La Guerre gelding (Shinko King-La Magnifique, by Kampala)
  • 59kg Mission Critical colt (Fantastic Light-Trick Taker, by Capote)
  • 58kg Boundless filly (Van Nistelrooy-Nothing Less, by Star Way)
  • 57.5kg Prince Kaapstad gelding (Kaapstad-Brilliant Princess, by Spectrum)
  • 57.5kg Red Ruler gelding (Viking Ruler-Ransom Bay, by Red Ransom)
  • 56kg Fritzy Boy gelding (Brilliance-Fritzy Girl, by Cache Of Gold)
  • 55.5kg Petushki gelding (Golan-Llamrei, by Star Way)
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