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Rock Of Gibraltar Adds US Black-Type
Coolmore's 7-time Gr1-winning shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a US black-type success when 5YO mare Diamondrella (Rock Of Gibraltar-Tap Your Feet, by Dixieland Band) returned from a 6-months spell to make it 5 successive wins with a fast-finishing 1-length victory in the US$100,000 Listed Giant's Causeway Stakes (5.5 furlongs on turf) for fillies & mares at Keeneland in Kentucky. Diamondrella (ridden by Rajiv Maragh for trainer Angel Penna) defeated front-running fellow 5YO mare Marina Ballerina (Outflanker-Tactical Tracey, by Tactical Advantage) & 4YO mare Lady Chace (Tiznow-Squall City, by Carson City). Diamondrella (a US$185,000 yearling at the 2005 Keeneland September Sale) now has 6 wins (also including both 2008's Listed Xtra Heat Handicap over 6 furlongs at Belmont Park & Listed Positive Gal Stakes over 6 furlongs at Belmont Park) & 3 placings from 14 starts for US$298,576 earnings.