Promising Gregorian Chant leaves Murphy for new career America

Dundalk winner looks set for big things

  • Sunday 30 December
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Exciting prospect Gregorian Chant has been sold privately to continue his racing career in America after winning his only start for Cork handler John Murphy at Dundalk earlier this month.

The two-year-old son of Gregorian has been bought on behalf of Slam Dunk Racing and is set to race in California.

“He’s a gorgeous, big horse who will only be at his best when he’s three,” said Murphy.

“We bought him as a yearling in Fairyhouse and I loved him the minute I saw him.

“George, my son, decided we wouldn’t run him in the mid-summer, the ground was so hard.

“We let him mature a bit and it paid off. He could be absolutely anything.”

The deal was made by Michael Donohoe, bloodstock consultant for BBA Ireland.

He said: “He’s been bought to go to the West Coast of America by international bloodstock agent Niall Dalton. He lives close to Santa Anita.

“We bought him for a partnership run by Nick Costa, who runs Slam Dunk Racing.

“The trainer has not been decided yet.

“We like the horse and the manner of the way he won. He is the type of horse who should be suited by the conditions in California.

“He should stay the two turns and should get better the older he gets.”

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