Boardsmill Stud stallion Mount Nelson (by Rock Of Gibraltar), whose progeny include the Group 1-winning sprinter Librisa Breeze, added a second top-level flat winner to his tally when Entropia sprang a surprise in the Grade 1 Gran Premio Criadores over 10 furlongs at Palermo, in Argentina, last night.
The Jorge Meyrelles-trained three-year-old stayed on well to beat favourite Seas Alabada by a length with City And The Sex a nose away in third and a four-length gap back to the fourth, Valentina Pop. The winner was a 98/1 shot.
Entropia, who was unplaced in a Grade 1 contest over a furlong farther on turf last month, was bred by Haras Rodeo Chico and the mid-August-born bay is out of Embrace Her (by Editor's Note). That mare's string of siblings includes the stakes-placed Embrace Liza (by Lizard Island) and also Embrace Moi (by Ride The Rails), the dam of 2011 Argentine Horse of the Year and four-time middle-distance Grade 1 star Expressive Halo (by Halo Sunshine).
Mount Nelson, whose offspring also include the European Group 2 scorers Berkshire, Boscaccio, and Highlands Queen, plus National Hunt Grade 1 star Penhill, was a top-class performer at eight to 10 furlongs. He began his stallion career at Newsells Park Stud in England but is now in his third season at Boardsmill Stud in Ireland. He was rated 125 by Timeform as a four-year-old, when he won the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes, and he comes from the family of Timeform 139-rated champion and dual classic star Reference Point (by Mill Reef).
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