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Johannesburg Adds UK Black-Type
Former Coolmore shuttler & champion 2YO Johannesburg (Hennessy-Myth, by Ogygian) added a UK juvenile black-type success when Irish-bred colt Earl Of Leitrim (Johannesburg-Mambo Halo, by Southern Halo) came from the tail of the field to score a half-length victory in the £25,000 (A$40,000) Listed Thebettingsite.com Stakes (6 furlongs) for 2YOs at Doncaster. Earl Of Leitrim (ridden by Shane Kelly for trainer Brian Meehan) defeated the filly Night Carnation (Sleeping Indian-Rimba, by Dayjur) & front-running fellow colt Galtymore Lad (Indesatchel-Right Answer, by Lujain). Earl Of Leitrim was a 46,000 guineas (A$78,000) yearling at the 2009 Tattersalls October Sale. Overall he now has 2 wins from 3 starts for £18,377 (A$29,400) earnings.