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Van Nistelrooy Adds US Black-Type
In the US, Gr2-winning & Gr1-placed former NZ Trelawney Stud shuttler Van Nistelrooy (Storm Cat-Halory, by Halo) added a black-type success when daughter Champagneandcaviar (Van Nistelrooy-Dance With Carson, by Carson City) scored a 0.75-length victory in the US$50,000 Listed Kent Handicap (8.5 furlongs) for 3YO fillies at Emerald Downs in Washington state. Champagneandcaviar (ridden by Javier Matias for trainer Howard Belvoir) defeated Exclusive Diva (Bernardini-Puxa Saco, by Dehere) & Regal Betty (Congrats-Singsingasong, by Sultry Song). Champagneandcaviar took her record to 2 wins & 4 placings (including June's Listed Irish Day Handicap over 8 furlongs at Emerald Downs) from 10 starts for US$47,775 earnings.