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Celestial storms home


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Celestial storms home

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Celestial Storm overcame an atrocious start to magnificently snatch a short-head victory over Night Prowler to win the featured Coolmore Home of Champions Stakes & Trophy (Gr-I.-Bar) over 1 800 metres at the Garrison Savannah yesterday.

The six-year-old grey mare, owned by the Estate of C.N. Parravicino, benefited from a breathtaking ride by champion jockey Rasheed Hughes against the top class.

Trainer Roger Parravicino watched in disbelief as Celestial Storm, last year’s Gold Cup winner, literally went down on her nose and knees on leaving the gates.

Having regained her balance, Celestial Storm tracked leaders Gandalf, Infrared and Night Prowler. (LY)

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