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Awesome foursome of Saturday bonus winners

A BUMPER eight races offered the chance to win a £10,000 Racing Post Yearling Bonus payout on Saturday and four were won by eligible horses - so £40,000 is rolled back into the bonus fund and will be attached to other maidens this season.

Creekside won a bonus for Sheikh Mohammed when winning the 1m three-year-old maiden at Naas on his debut.

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Trained by John Oxx, he is a Dubai Destination half-brother to Group 3 Diomed Stakes winner Trans Island.

John Ferguson bought Creekside for 60,000gns from the consignment of Usk Valley Stud at Book 1 of the 2009 Tattersalls October yearling sale.

Sheikh Mohammed doubled up when Godolphin's Laajooj, an Azamour colt out of speedy Flanders, won division one of the 1m three-year-old maiden at Newbury.

Laajooj, trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, was bought by Shadwell for 150,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

Ponty Acclaim,won a bonus for his owners Rapcalone in the 5f juvenile maiden at Ripon.

The son of Acclamation from the family of speedsters Astonished, Bishops Court and Cape Royal, was bought by his trainer Tim Easterby for £5,000 at theDBS Premier yearling sale. Rathbarry Stud had consigned him.

Lilbourne Lad, another Acclamation two-year-old making his debut, made it three bonus winners on Saturday when winning the 5f maiden at Doncaster.

He is a half-brother to the useful Bobbyscot and is yet another winner for the buyer/trainer team of Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock and Richard Hannon.

He was bought for £80,000 from the consignment of Croom House Stud at the DBS Premier yearling sale.





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