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Casamento Wins UK Gr1 Racing Post Trophy
In the UK, European champion 4-time Gr1-winning Darley shuttler Shamardal (Giant's Causeway-Helsinki, by Machiavellian) added a juvenile Gr1 triumph (& 4th individual Gr1-winner) when Sheikh Mohammed's Irish-bred colt Casamento (Shamardal-Wedding Gift, by Always Fair) scored a 0.75-length victory in the £200,000 (A$320,000) Gr1 Racing Post Trophy (8 furlongs) for 2YOs at Doncaster. Casamento (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Mick Halford) defeated fellow colts Seville (Galileo-Silverskaya, by Silver Hawk) & US-bred Master Of Hounds (Kingmambo-Silk And Scarlet, by Sadler's Wells). Casamento was a €54,000 (A$76,000) weanling at the 2008 Goffs November Sale now has 3 wins (also including last start's Gr2 Beresford Stakes over 8 furlongs at The Curragh on September 26) & a runner-up (in September's Irish Gr1 National Stakes over 7 furlongs at The Curragh) from 4 starts for £240,184 (A$384,000) earnings.