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Oratorio - Sandown 2002

Coolmore sire Oratorio is now off the mark with his runners in Australia


Oratorio colt scores sire's first Australian win

ORATORIO got off the mark in Australia today when his son Conturbar won a juvenile maiden at Wyong. The Coolmore sire had 16 winners in his first northern hemisphere season in 2009, finishing third in the leading European first-season sire list by prize money behind Shamardal and Dubawi.

Gerald Ryan trains the bay colt, who was ridden to a comfortable three-length victory in the 5f event by Tye Angland. His trainer gave a positive bulletin on the juvenile.

He said: "He's certainly a city class horse and I think he is up to competing well at Stakes level. He is a good, sound, tough, horse and he's run a fast time in that ground today so it was a good win."

Oratorio stood at a fee of A$22,000 (£12,222/€13,811) at Coolmore Australia, and his first southern hemisphere winner was the New Zealand-based filly Banchee.





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