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A new winner and a new black-type horse for Cotai Glory

The Sandown victory of Porsche Cavalier capped another big day for Cotai Glory on Wednesday that also featured a black-type performance from Sophie's Star.


Making her British debut in the 5f novice race for Robyn Brisland after two placed efforts for Denis Gerard Hogan in Ireland, Porsche Cavalier showed plenty of speed to press the pace and pull clear for a length-and-a-quarter success.


"We've been trying to buy a certain type of horse out of Ireland - I think the racing over there is very competitive," Robyn Brisland told Racing TV. "We tried to buy her before Royal Ascot but ran out of time. Her form was very good, she looked the right type and now we'll try and get a bit of black-type - I think she's good enough.


"She's very straightforward, very easy to train, all she wants to do is eat and sleep. She travelled very well there and I thought she put the race to bed very quickly. I think there's a little bit of improvement to come."


Porsche Cavalier was bred by Timmy and Michael Hillman out of prolific producer Silca Boo, whose previous six winners include the Listed-winning sprinter Lightscameraction. Silca Boo, by Efisio, was a two-time winning two-year-old herself.


Porsche Cavalier becomes the 22nd winner for Cotai Glory, Europe's leading first-crop winner by number of winners and prize-money.


Cotai Glory was also represented at Naas by the Listed Marwell Stakes third Sophie's Star. The Karl Burke-trained filly becomes the fourth stakes horse for Cotai Glory after Atomic Force (won Sunday's Group 2 Prix Robert Papin), Dig Two and Eldrickjones.


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