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Another Winner For Denman

Friday, 14th March 2014

Young Darley stallion Denman recorded his fourth individual winner from just 10 starters when Kuro (Denman-Distinctive Lass, by Orientate) scored an impressive debut win in a 2YO maiden plate (1000m) at Hawkesbury yesterday. Despite showing signs of greenness, Kuro showed good speed to cross and sit outside the leader before letting down strongly to score by 1.5-lengths for trainer John O'Shea. Winning jockey James McDonald predicted a bright future for the handsome colt. "He's an exciting horse. He breathes well, he's got a good attitude and he's  got a great turn of foot," he told Sky Racing Radio. "The stable has a high opinion of him. He won with plenty in hand and he will definitely go on with it." Kuro was purchased by Champion Thoroughbreds for $170,000 at the 2013 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Curraghmore Stud. Bred by Tim Hughes, Kuro is the first winner from the stakes-placed Orientate mare Distinctive Lass, a granddaughter of champion Australian sprinting mare Special. Special won four Gr1s during the 1980s, including the Lightning Stakes and Newmarket Handicap. Kuro is the fourth first-crop winner for Lonhro's Gr1-winning son Denman, who is also the sire of stakes-winner Law and stakes-placed filly Piacenza, reports breednet.com.au. Denman joined his sire Lonhro as a reverse shuttler to Darley's US base this season where he stands for US$15,000.

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