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Red Clubs - Haydock - 8.9.2007

The late Red Clubs is challenging for leading first-season sire honours


New winners for Red Clubs and Moss Vale

FIRST-CROP sires Moss Vale and Red Clubs were among the winners on Friday with Gung Ho Jack and The Blue Banana scoring at Newmarket and Chepstow.

Trained by John Best, Gung Ho Jack made his debut in a Deauville Listed race, in which he was last of seven runners. His trainer paid £28,000 for him at the DBS Premier Yearling sale.

Gung Ho Jack becomes the fifth winner for Moss Vale in Britain and Ireland and the second intwo days after Chandigarh won on Thursday. He is the fourth foal and second winner out of the Mukaddamah mare Bijan.

The deceased Red Clubs has been in sparkling form of late, and The Blue Banana is his 13th winner in Britain and Ireland. The Brian Meehan-trained colt was bred by Tally-Ho Stud, where Red Clubs stood. The Blue Banana is the third foal and first winner out of the Bien Bien mare Rinneen.

Red Clubs, a son of Red Ransom who won the Coventry, Greenham and Haydock Sprint Cup, sired two winners on Thursday and has emerged as a strong contender for leading first-season sire honours.





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