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Marju Adds French Gr2

Tuesday, 7th October 2008

Former Collingrove shuttler Marju (Last Tycoon-Flame Of Tara, by Artaius) added a French group success when Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum's Irish-bred colt Watar (Marju-Ombrie, by Zafonic) cruised to a 5-lengths victory in the €130,000 (A$221,000) Gr2 Prix Hubert Chaudenay (3000m) for 3YOs at Longchamp. Watar (ridden by Davy Bonilla for trainer Freddie Head) defeated UK-bred filly Shemima (Dalakhani-Shemaka, by Nishapour) & front-running fellow Irish-bred colt Centennial (Dalakhani-Lurina, by Lure). Previously this season, Watar won France's Listed Prix Michel Houyvet (3000m) at Deauville, as well as placing in the Gr3 Prix De Lutece (3000m) at Longchamp, Gr3 Prix Du Lys (2400m) at Longchamp, Gr3 Prix La Force (2000m) at Longchamp & Listed Prix De L'Avre (2400m) at Longchamp. Overall Watar now has 3 wins & 4 placings from 8 starts for £122,475 (A$257,000) earnings.

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