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Idolo Porteño Wins the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini

Idolo Porteño Wins the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini: The Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (G1) is the most important traditional race in South America, took place on December 13, 2014 in Hipodromo de San Isidro at over 1 ½ mile with the presence of a steady rain.

Idolo-Porteño Sonny Corleone 2014

Idolo Porteño won the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (G1) by 4 lengths on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Photo: LATT

As expected, the speedy American bred, Sonny Corleone was sent to the front in an aggressive move and pulled away several lengths while trying to wire the field. The group behind Sonny Corleone was commanded by Interdetto, followed by Mida’s Run, Ordak Dan and Idolo Porteño. However, Sonny Corleone’s adventure was short because he faded ugly and also interupted Interdetto. Mida’s Run in a hasty move took the lead, but Idolo Porteño looked comfortable just waiting for the right moment to attack. In the stretch, Idolo Porteño passed them without opposition. Must Go On tried to catch him but all efforts were in vain. From the clouds the eternal Soy Carambolo came hard but he arrived too late to the meeting. The favorite El Moises didn’t fire this time, as it seems he likes the dirt instead the grass. The other favorite, Interdetto, ran out of gas In the stretch.

Finally Idolo Porteño won the 2014 Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (G1) by 4 lengths. The old and defending champion Soy Carambolo finished in second place. Must Go On did a great job but finished third and Papa Inc fourth.

Idolo Porteño is a 4-years-old son of Jump Start (USA) – Idealidad (Arg) by Roy (USA), he was ridden by the Brazilian Jorge Ricardo and trained by Alfredo Gaitán Dassié. The winner clocked the 1 ½ mile in 2: 28.11 and now has a record of 4 wins and 1 second in 8 starts.

Idolo Porteño was a promise in his early career, but a series of injuries sidelined him. After a six month rest, he came back with new energy and won the Dardo Rocha (G1) and now the big race that everyone in South America wants to win, the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (G1).

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