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Progressive Fastnet Rock Colt Takes Italian St Leger

Atzeco (3c Fastnet Rock - Examinee, by Monsun) continued on an upward curve on Monday when gaining his first Stakes success in the Group 3 Italian St Leger.

Stakes placed on two previous occasions, the Alduino Botti-trained colt stepped up to a mile and seven furlongs at Capanelle, where Dario Vargiu rode him to chase the leader. Pushed along from over three furlongs out, he produced a challenge passing the two furlong marker and led inside the final furlong. Staying on strongly, he scored by three parts of a length on the line.

Owned by Scuderia Incolinx and Diego Romeo, Atzeco was bred by the Kathryn Stud and becomes the first Stakes winner out of his dam Examinee.