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Rock Of Gibraltar Adds Japan Gr2

Monday, 11th April 2011

Also in Japan, European Horse-Of-The-Year & 7-time Gr1-winning Coolmore shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a group success when his colt Eishin Osman (Rock Of Gibraltar-Guernika, by Luhuk) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the ¥105.58 (A$1.246m) Gr2 New Zealand Trophy (1600m) for 3YOs at Hanshin. Eishin Osman (ridden by Hideaki Miyuki for trainer Masahiro Matsunaga) defeated fellow colts A Shin Jackal (Fuji Kiseki-Eishin Ryonsan, by Afleet) & Grand Prix Boss (Sakura Bakushin O-Rosy Mist, by Sunday Silence). Eishin Osman was a ¥10 million (A$118,000) yearling at the 2009 Japan July Sale; he took his overall record to 3 wins & 2 placings from 8 starts.

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