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Siegemaster - Gowran Park - 28.01.2011

Siegemaster: half-brother to Our Vic ground out victory in the Thyestes

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) 

Gowran Park: half to Our Vic shines in Thyestes

Connolly's Red Mills Thyestes Handicap Chase (Grade A) 5yo+, 3m

SIEGEMASTER (g Lord Americo - Shabra Princess by Buckskin) Breeder: Col. W. B. Mullins

TOP weight Siegemaster returned to winning ways in this 18-runner contest to grind out a three-quarter length victory over The Midnight Club (by Flemensfirth).

One of the best recent runners by Lord Americo, who will be represented on Saturday in Doncaster's Sky Bet Chase by Chief Dan George and at Cheltenham by Atouchbetweenacara in the Murphy Chase, Siegemaster is a half-brother to the popular chase Our Vic.

The son of Old Vic - who stood alongside Lord Americo at Sunnyhill Stud -won 12 races under rules for Martin and David Pipe including the 2008 Ryanair Chase. 

Their dam, the placed Buckskin mare Shabra Princess, also produced the multiple jumps winner Commercial Flyer to another Sunnyhill resident, Carroll House.


Galmoy Hurdle (Grade 2) 3m, 5yo+

MOURAD (g Sinndar - Mouramara by Kahyasi)

Breeder: His HighnessThe Aga Khan's Studs S C

Mourad was trimmed in price for the World Hurdle at Cheltenham in March after storming clear to defeat Moskova (by Montjeu) in this Grade 2 by six lengths.

He is one of three Graded winners over jumps by the Derby winner Sinndar following Sweetheart and Mandali.

Bred by the Aga Khan, whose operation is also responsible for recent high-class jumpers such as Alaivan, Barizan, Zaidpour, Zarinava and Zaynar, Mourad is a half-brother to Melbourne Cup third Mourilyan and Irish Derby third Mourayan.

His dam, the Group 2 winner Mouramara, is a granddaughter of Mamouna, also the granddam of classy hurdlers Mirjan and Mirpour.

Bobby O'Ryan paid £80,000 on behalf of connections for Mourad at the 2008 DBS October Horsesin Training Sale.

 

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