Jakkalberry scores at Arlington for Marco Botti   Leave a comment

Racehorse trainer Marco Botti

Marco Botti: Newmarket-based trainer on mark with Jakkalberry in Chicago

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)

Jakkalberry scores at Arlington for Marco Botti

 BY NICHOLAS GODFREY9:24PM 18 AUG 2012

Report: USA, Saturday

Arlington Park: American St Leger (ungraded) 1m5½f, turf, 3yo+

BRITAIN struck in the first of the four showpiece races at Arlington on Saturday when 8-5 favourite Jakkalberry took the inaugural running of the American St Leger for trainer Marco Botti.

Colm O’Donoghue partnered the six-year-old, who scored from US-trained Ioya Bigtime and Zuider Zee, who represented John Gosden. Bridge Of Gold, the third British runner, finished last of nine.

A Group 1 winner in Italy, Jakkalberry is owned by an Australian syndicate and is now likely to target the Emirates Melbourne Cup after victory in this $400,000 contest, which is not yet eligible for graded status.

Posted August 19, 2012 by belesprit09 in International

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