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April 2, 2007 - NAVAN, Race , Cond, EUR €20,000, 1 1/4m, 5.4500, sf/hy

Acapulco (Ire), G, 3, 2004 by Galileo (Ire)

1st Dam: Harasava (Fr), by
2nd Dam: Haratiyna (Ire), by
3rd Dam: Halwah (Fr), by The Minstrel

Owner: Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor & Susan Magnier
Breeder: Paget Bloodstock
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Acapulco, a 72,000gns TATDEC foal and 180,000gns TATOCT yearling, received favorable mention at trainer Aidan O'Brien's press day six days prior to this debut and punters took heed by backing the hitherto unraced sophomore into 11-8 favoritism. Justifying the hype, he did not let supporters down and produced a bristling premiere performance in testing conditions. Traveling sweetly throughout, the G1 Epsom Derby and G1 Irish Derby entrant seized control approaching the final eighth and forged clear under gentle coaxing up the climb to defeat Harper Valley (Ire) (Val Royal {Fr}) by an impressive nine lengths. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, Eu 13,020.

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