Earl of Tinsdal Wires Gran Premio di Milano

William Buick rides 4-year-old son of Black Sam Bellamy to sharp victory at San Siro.

Earl of Tinsdal took the lead at the start and never relinquished it, drawing off for a 3 1/2-length victory in the Gran Premio di Milano (Ity-I) at San Siro June 10.

Ridden for the first time by William Buick, Earl of Tinsdal, a 4-year-old son of Black Sam Bellamy, was allowed to set a comfortable pace on the front end as the favorite Vadamar raced in mid-pack under Christophe Lemaire.

With three furlongs left to run, Buick asked his mount for more and Earl of Tinsdal spurted away from the field, continuing to hold his rivals at bay through the stretch to win comfortably.

Quiza Quiza Quiza, winner of the 2011 Longines Lydia Tesio (Ity-I), edged past Vadamar to nab second by a neck. Final time for the 12 furlongs was 2:30.00 over soft going.

The victory improved Earl of Tinsdal’s record to four wins in eight starts. The di Milano victory was the second in a group I for the bay colt; he captured the Rheinland-Pokal (Ger-I) last year.

Andreas Wohler trains Earl of Tinsdal for Sunrace Stables. The colt was bred in Germany by Hannes K. Gutschow, and is out of the winning Dashing Blade mare, Earthly Paradise.