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AROD BACK TO WINNING WAYS

15 May 2018

AROD (IRE) gained his first win since returning to the UK when making all to take the Listed feature at Windsor on Monday. The now seven-year-old moved to the Chris Waller stable at the end of 2016 and gained two Group 3 placings before returning to David Simcock the following summer.

Challenged inside the final furlong by favourite Oh This Is Us (IRE), a son of Acclamation, AROD (IRE) battled back to win by a neck, with two and three quarter lengths back to Khafoo Shememi (Ire) in third. This was a third black-type success for the Qatar Racing-owned entire, who also ran second at Group 1 level in the Sussex Stakes three years ago.

Bred by Kabanks Ltd and Rathbarry Stud, AROD (IRE) was sold to David Redvers for €170,000 at the Goffs Orby Sale. By Kildangan Stud sire Teofilo (IRE), he is a related to three black-type horses out of the winning mare My Personal Space, herself a half-sister to dual Group 3 winner Far Lane. Further down the line, his pedigree includes three-time Grade 1 winner Annoconnor, Melbourne Cup hero At Talaq and Racing Post Trophy victor Marcel (IRE).

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