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Verglas Adds French Gr3

Tuesday, 14th April 2009

Former West Australian Alwyn Park Stud shuttler Verglas (Highest Honor-Rahaam, by Secreto) added a French group success when Irish-bred colt Silver Frost (Verglas-Hidden Silver, by Anabaa) made it 2 successive stakes victories in 3 weeks with a half-length victory in the €80,000 (A$152,000) Gr3 Prix De FontainBleau (1600m) for 3YO colts at Longchamp. Silver Frost (ridden by Olivier Peslier for trainer Yves de Nicolay) defeated fellow Irish-bred colt Westphalia (Danehill Dancer-Pharapache, by Lyphard) & US-bred colt Oiseau De Feu (Stravinsky-Slewadora, by Seattle Slew). Silver Frost was a €95,000 (A$180,000) yearling at the 2007 Deauville August sale & at his previous start he won last month's Listed Prix Omnium II (1600m) at Saint-Cloud. Overall now has 5 wins (also including 2008's Gr3 Prix Thomas Bryon over 1600m at Saint-Cloud & Gr3 Prix De Cabourg over 1200m at Deauville) & 2 placings (including 2008's Gr1 Criterium International over 1600m at Saint-Cloud) from 8 starts for €192,175 (A$364,000) earnings.

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