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1st Aust Winner For Primo Valentino
And former shuttler Primo Valentino (Primo Dominie-Dorothea Brooke, by Dancing Brave) recorded his 1st Australian winner when 2YO gelding Full Plate Bard (Primo Valentino-On Porpoise, by Bluebird) scored at Fannie Bay in Darwin. Full Plate Bard was an $8,000 yearling at the 2005 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale. Irish-bred Primo Valentino (who won both the UK Gr1 Middle Park Stakes & Gr2 Mill Reef Stakes as a 2YO) spent 2 seasons in Australia "covering 49 mares in his 1st year & just 12 in his 2nd," noted racenet.com.au.