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Pinatubo produces breathtaking performance in National Stakes
on 15 September 2019
Godolphin's homebred son of Shamardal trounced the Ballydoyle pair Armory and Arizona by nine lengths

PINATUBO produced an astonishing performance to land the Group 1 Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh.

Representing the connections that were successful in last year’s renewal with Quorto, the Charlie Appleby-trained colt was sent off the 1/3 favourite for the seven-furlong feature on the back of an unbeaten four-race campaign that had included victories at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood.

Always travelling sweetly for William Buick, the Godolphin-owned Shamardal colt cruised to the front inside the three-furlong pole and when Buick let him loose with a furlong and a half to run, he simply rocketed clear.

The race was immediately over as a contest, with nine lengths eventually separating the winner from nearest pursuer Armory.

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