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Biondetti Wins Italy Gr1 Gran Criterium
Also in Italy, US triple Gr1-winning Darley shuttler & Eclipse Award-winning 7YO freshman stallion Bernardini (A.P.Indy-Cara Rafaela, by Quiet American) notched his 1st Gr1 triumph when Godolphin's unbeaten US-bred juvenile colt Biondetti (Bernardini-Lyphard's Delta, by Lyphard) scored a half-length victory in the €243,000 (A$345,000) Gr1 Gran Criterium (1600m) for 2YOs at San Siro. Biondetti (ridden by Ahmed Ajtebi for trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni) defeated Irish-bred filly Singapore Lilly (Mujadil-Swallow Falls, by Lake Coniston) & front-running Irish-bred colt Billy Budd (Shamardal-Baranja, by St Jovite). Biondetti (a US$350,000 yearling at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale) now has 3 wins from 3 starts for €146,509 (A$208,000) earnings.