Golden Horn's Goldenas Lands Italian Derby

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The consistent Goldenas (Ire) (Golden Horn {GB}) secured his first stakes victory on his first try in Sunday's €640,200 2200-metre G2 Premio 140 Derby Italiano in Rome.

A 12-1 shot on Sunday, the bay held the lead for a few strides from the bell, and soon settled to stalk from midpack. In a solid rhythm by the midway point, Goldenas was asked for his best a half-mile from the wire and began to make in roads toward the front. In charge shortly before the 400-metre mark, Goldenas drew off to win by 1 1/2 lengths. He was chased across the line by the persistent duo of Winning Spirit (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) and Relentless Voyager (GB) (Ulysses {Ire}), who were separated by a short head.

The €23,000 Goffs Autumn yearling was picked up by Razza Latina out of the Blackberry Road Stud draft last autumn, and drew off by five lengths when unveiled at Pisa in January. Second to Derby also ran Enigma Dei Grif (Ity) (Full Drago {Ity) in a 2000-metre conditions heat in March, the Fabrizio Cameli-owned colt was back in the winner's circle going that trip there in April.

Pedigree Notes

Formerly a member of the Darley roster, Golden Horn moved to Overbury Stud last July, and the winner is the first black-type winner out of his 2020 crop. Sporting 14 stakes winners, the 2015 Arc hero has sired multiple group winner Botanik (Ire), who is dual Group 1-placed, as well as Haskoy (GB) who won the G3 Aston Martin S. on Saturday, and G3 Sweet Solera S. victress West End Girl (GB).

The third foal and second stakes winner for his unraced dam after Prichi (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}), Goldenas has a yearling half-sister by Mehmas (Ire) still to come. His second dam is a full-sister to German Classic winners Schiaparelli (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), Samum (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), and Salve Regina (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), while this is also the extended family of G1 Deutsches Derby victor Sea The Moon (Ger) (Sea The Stars {Ire}).

Sunday, Rome, Italy
PREMIO 140 DERBY ITALIANO-G2, €640,200, Rome, 5-21, 3yo, c/f, 2200mT, 2:20.40.
1–GOLDENAS (IRE), 128, c, 3, by Golden Horn (GB)
                1st Dam: Naseej (GB), by Medaglia d'Oro
                2nd Dam: Sortita (Ger), by Monsun (Ger)
                3rd Dam: Sacarina (GB), by Old Vic (GB)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. 1ST GROUP WIN. (€23,000 Ylg '21
GOFJAN). O-Fabrizio Cameli. B-Austin Curran (Ire). T-Endo
Botti. J-Dario Di Tocco. €247,350. Lifetime Record: 4-3-1-0,
€264,600. Click for the
   free catalogue-style pedigree. Werk Nick
   Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Winning Spirit (Ger), 128, c, 3, Soldier Hollow (GB)–Wamika
(Ger), by Shirocco (Ger). (€80,000 Ylg '21 BBASEP). O-Liberty
Racing 2021. B-Gestut Park Wiedingen (Ger). T-Peter
Schiergen. €108,834.
3–Relentless Voyager (GB), 128, c, 3, Ulysses (Ire)–Nashama
(Ire), by Pivotal (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE. 1ST GROUP BLACK
   TYPE. (10,000gns Wlg '20 TATNOV; £23,000 Ylg '21 TATSEP).
O-Relentless Dreamers Racing & Partner. B-Stetchworth &
Middle Park Studs, Ltd. (GB). T-Andrew Balding. €59,364.
Margins: 1HF, SHD, 1 3/4. Odds: 12.28, 11.23, 2.84.
Also Ran: Vero Atleta (Ire), Lips Freedom (Ger), Enigma Dei Grif (Ity), Certaldo (Ire), Sirjan (Ger), Cusano (GB), Arabian Legend (Ire), Amabile (Ire), Jugando (Fr). VIDEO.


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