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Another Golden
runner for Bob Back

Saturday: EBF/DBS Mares' Standard Open NH Flat race (Listed)

GOLDEN SUNBIRD (m Bob Back - Mrs Marples)

GOLDEN Sunbird turned in an impressive display to land this valuable bumper, staying on well to score by three-and-a-quarter lengths from Kentucky Sky.

The five-year-old mare is the latest notable performer by Burgage Stud's pensioned stallion Bob Back. The 28-year-old son of Roberto could be represented by as many as ten Cheltenham Festival hopefuls next week headed by hot Supreme Novices' Hurdle favourite Cousin Vinny.

Bred by J. F. Menagh in Ireland, Golden Sunbird is a daughter of the unraced Mrs Marples. The daughter of Sexton Blake is a half-sister to six winners including 1996 Festival Bumper hero Wither Or Which (Welsh Term).

She is also a half-sister to Black Nancy, the dam of the multiple, high-class winner Alexander Banquet (Glacial Storm).

Mrs Marples has a two-year-old and yearling filly, both by Ashkalani.




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