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Orpen Adds Argentina Gr3

Wednesday, 13th July 2011

In South America, former shuttler Orpen (Lure-Bonita Francita, by Devil's Bag) added an Argentine group success when 4YO mare Orpen Fain (Orpen-Fina Halo, by Southern Halo) scored a half-length victory in the Gr3 Clasico Ines Victorica Roca (1600m) for fillies & mares at Hipodromo de Palermo in Buenos Aires. Orpen Fain (ridden by Edwin Talaverano for trainer Juan Carlos Etchechoury) defeated 3YO filly Chorister Rye (Catcher In The Rye-South Choigirl, by Southern Halo) & fellow 4YO mare Queen Sale (Not For Sale-Reveal, by Storm Tiger). Previously this year Orpen Fain also won April’s Gr3 Asociacion De Propietarios De Caballos De Carrera (1400m) at Palermo & finished runner-up in both June’s Gr3 Clasico Omega (1600m) at San Isidro & February's Gr2 Clasico Miguel Angel Y Juarez Celman (1600m) at Palermo. During 2010 Orpen Fain won Argentina's Gr3 Clasico Republica Oriental Del Uruguay (1600m) at Palermo, Gr3 Clasico Ines Victorica Roca (1600m) at Palermo, Gr3 Clasico General Las Heras (1400m) at San Isidro & Gr3 Clasico Asociacion De Propietarios De Caballos De Carrera (1400m) at Palermo, as well as placing the Gr2 Clasico Carlos Tomkinson (1600m) at Palermo, Gr3 Clasico Ricardo Sauze (1600m) at Palermo, Gr3 Clasico Eudoro Balsa (1600m) at San Isidro & Listed Clasico Japan Racing Association (1400m) at Palermo. And during 2009 Orpen Fain won Argentina's Gr3 Clasico Manuel Guiraldes (1400m) at Palermo, as well as placing in both the Gr1 Gran Premio Estrellas Juvenile Fillies (1600m) at San Isidro & Gr2 Clasico General Luis Maria Campos (1600m) at Palermo.

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