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Second Vintage win for Australian-based Choisir

THE incredible ability of Peter and Ross Doyle to pinpoint good-value Group winners was highlighted once more at Goodwood with the Group 2 Vintage Stakes victory of Olympic Glory, whose success co-incided with a first gold medal for the Great Britain team.

Olympic Glory's victory was also a timely boost for this month's Doncaster Premier yearling sales as he was bought by the Doyle's for Julie Wood for £65,000 at last year's auction.

This is the second year running that the Hannon/Doyle/Wood axis has won the Vintage Stakes with a son of Choisir, last year's success coming with Chandlery, also bought at DBS for £88,000.

Choisir stood at Coolmore Stud for eight seasons but remained in Australia this year rather than shuttle.

Choisir  has been in the news thanks to a third Group 1 winner - Choice Bro in the Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes in March, as well as an Indian Derby success with Borsalina last month.

Olympic Glory is the only black-type winner within his first two generations. However, third dam is the speedy Queen Mary winner Amaranda.




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