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Roma, Capannelle, May, Tuesday, 1, 2001. Good to firm
Premio Regina Elena, females, Kg. 56, Gr.2, 1600 metres, wide track

1st BUGIA, gr. by Kendor out Bugiarda, by Fabulous Dancer; Owner and Breeder: Nordovest Stable, Trainer: L. Brogi, Jockey: M. Pasquale,

2nd LOVE ROI, b. by Roi Danzig out Law Tudor, by Law Society; O.: Belforte Stable; B.: Ascagnano Stud; T.: B. Grizzetti; J.: T. Jarnet,

3rd BARANJA, b. by St. Jovite out Blaine, by Lyphard’s Wish; O.: Mack Ferrer; B.: in USA; T.: B. Grizzetti; J.: M. Esposito,

4th MORENA PARK, b., by Pivotal out Peace in the Park, by Ahonoora; O. and T.: A. Colella; B.: J.R. Newton; J.: V. Mezzatesta,

also run: 5th Zahemaah, 6th Tesoretta, 7th Sorella Luce, 8th Sopran Dansert; 9th San Luna Rossa, 10th Shape Well, 11th Dripping, 12th Lady d’Or, 13th Sorokina, 14th Pursuit of Life.

Distances: 1 l, 1 l, 11/2 l, 1 l, 1 l, 13/4 l, neck.

Premio Parioli, Kg. 58, Gr.2, 1600 metres, wide track

1st GIOVANE IMPERATORE, b. by Halling out Siddharta, by Chief’s Crown, Owner: La Nuova Sbarra Stud farm; Breeder: Mr. G. Verricelli; T.: L. Brogi; J.: M. Pasquale,

2nd L’EREDE, b. by Brief Truce out L’Ereditiera, by Alzao; O. and B. : Ri.Ma. Stable; T.: F. Camici; J.: A. Arbau,

3rd SOPRAN GLAUMIX, gr. by Linamix out Glauce, by Superlative; O.: Belforte Stable; B.: S. Uberto Farm; T. : B. Grizzetti; J.: M. Demuro,

4th CAUVERY, ch, by Exit to Nowhere out Triple Zee, by Zilzal; O.: W.J.P. Jackson, B.: in G.B.; T.: S. Woods; J.: L. Dettori,

also run: 5th Change Over, 6+ Learson, 6+ Mujair, 8th San Pietro, 9th Big Sinisa, 10th Gianfrissimo, 11th Lupescu, 12th Bram Stoker, 13th Domedriver, 14th Rondineto, 15th Cd Europe, 16th Sopran Crown, 17th Low Pivot, 18th Breaking Out.

Distances: 1 l, 11/2 l, 13/4 l, 13/4 l, draw, 21/2 l.


Remarkable success of the Italian breeding, particularly of the roman training, in the Italian Guineas that reward the stable of trainer Lorenzo Brogi and his stable jockey Maurizio Pasquale with two victories (that of Giovane Imperatore as an outsider) and have at the second place L’Erede in the Premio Parioli and at the fourth Morena Park in the Premio Regina Elena. The leading trainer of Northern Italy, Bruno Grizzetti, had not a wonderful day but gained important places, particularly in the Premio Regina Elena.

The winner of this race, Bugia, descends from a valid female line of Dormello-Olgiata Stud (Balestrina, winner of Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1 - Beatrice Adams, Italian Oaks, Gr.1) developed in the last crossbreds by Scuderia Nordovest, using stallions of Nearco sire line: Marracci, Fabulous Dancer and finally, Kendor, who exercised a strong influence on physical, psychical and athletic characteristics of the daughter. This female line reckons on only moderate winners but Bevola, Bugia grand-mother, by Marracci, was a good race filly in the middle of ’80 years, at listed level in Italy.

The Premio Parioli winner, Giovane Imperatore, belongs instead to an American female line, imported to Italy in 1989 by the Interpart Finanziaria with Siddharta. This Chief’s Crown daughter was a very good athlete having won 7 races from 3 to 5 years, included the Premio Bagutta – Memorial Cumani, Gr.3, and placed at listed level; then at stud, owned by Mister Gianfranco Verricelli, she showed appreciable qualities having bred, before Giovane Imperatore (her second product), purchased at Italian (A.N.A.C. selected) yearling Sales for 110 million lires, the good winner Pay My Dream (96, by Acatenango).

The female line of Giovane Imperatore reconnects in third generations to Fairness (63, by Cavan), unraced, but mother of seven winners, included Solford, Coral Eclipse Stakes, Gr.1, sire.

Giovane Imperatore, before the victory in Italian Two Thousand Guineas achieved 3 victories and 2 places in 5 races in good but not group or listed company, while Bugia had to own credit 4 victories and 2 places in 6 races, multi-winner at listed level at 2 years.

Both winners captured the Italian Guineas after going for a race in wait and with a remarkable turn of foot in the last furlong, advancing in the outside.

The Italian Guineas mark a strong defeat of Northern Dancer sire line; he was represented by 9 offspring either in the Premio Regina Elena or in the Premio Parioli, the victory having recompensed a filly heir of Nearco - Nasrullah branch (3 offspring in the Premio Regina Elena) and a descendant of Native Dancer sire line, European branch of Atan - Sharpen Up (5 starters in the Premio Parioli).

Roma, May, 3, 2001

(Leonello Falco)

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