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Wrote - Churchill Downs 05.11.2011

Wrote: added to High Chaparral's Group and Grade 1 winners haul at Churchill Downs.The sire bagged a Listed winner today at Leopardstown

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High Chaparral on stakes race winners' board again

HIGH CHAPARRAL, who got the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Wrote yesterday, hit the stakes winners board again, this time at Listed level at Leopardstown, a small consolation for missing in the Classic with So You Think.

Enchanted Evening, bred and owned by Mrs Weld, and trained by Dermot, won the Knockaire Stakes from the Acclamation filly Shirley Blake. It was a first black-type success for the filly, a daughter of the Grade 3-winning Glenstal mare Glen Kate, and a sister to theItalian Group 3 winner King Jock.

High Chaparral is now the sire of 46 stakes performers, of which 19 are Group winners (six at the highest level) and 11 have been successful at Listed level.

After So You Think's sixth placing in the Classic, trainer Aidan O'Brien said that the plan will be to drop the two-time Cox plate winner back in trip.

"He's a horse with a lot of speed, and we were probably going the wrong way with him in that sense," he said. "Ryan (Moore) said they weren't going quick enough for him, and I look forward to going back to a mile with him.

"He'd have no problem with that distance.

"I was very excited looking athim today, and we are getting a picture in our heads of what he is.

"I don't think the dirt was any problem, but I would say distance-wise we should come back rather than go forward.

"If he didn't have the speed I think he has, he wouldn't want to get on with it like he did tonight. We are still learning a lot about him."

 

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