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Barry Hills on his gallops in Lambourn, July 2010

Barry Hills: his final winner at Chester, Na Zdorovie, earned her owner, Mette Campbell-Andenaes, a £10,000 bonus

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) 

Bonus winner hands Hills last Chester success

NA Zdorovie ran out a popular winner of the 7f maiden at Chester on Saturday to provide Barry Hills with a final winner. The filly also captured a £10,000 Racing Post Yearling Bonus for her owner, Mette Campbell-Andenaes, who owns a significant stake in her sire, Cockney Rebel.

Na Zdorovie is the second winner in three days for Anglo-Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Cockney Rebel, who has been represented by five first-crop winners overall in Britain and Ireland.

Bred by Phil Cunningham, she is a three-parts sister to this season's 2,000 Guineas fourth Slim Shadey (by Val Royal) and out of Vino Veritas, a placed half-sister to Hong Kong superstar Bullish Luck. She was unsold at 9,500gns at last year's Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, having been purchased by Hyphen Bloodstock for 6,000gns as a foal.

Earlier in the day, Pierre d'Or earned his owner, Mrs P. A. Foley, a £10,000 bonus when making it third time lucky in the 6f maiden at the Curragh.

By Rock Of Gibraltar, Pierre d'Or is a three-parts brother to last year's Phoenix Stakes fourth Emperor Hadrian and out of Gilded Edge, a winning Cadeaux Genereux daughter of German champion Palacegate Episode.

Pierre d'Or was bred by the Gilded Edge Partnership and sold through the Castlebridge Consignment for 48,000gns to Aidan O'Ryan at Book 2 ofthe Tattersalls October Sale.

Siblings to both Na Zdorovie and Pierre d'Or have been catalogued to the DBS Premier Sale; the National Stud will offer a brother to Na Zdorovie (lot 474) while the Castlebridge Consignment sends through an Oratorio three-parts brother to Pierre d'Or (173).

 

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