Friday 12 June 2015
The Aga Khan drafts for forthcoming horses in training sales at Arqana and Tattersalls both feature winners and placed colts and geldings with plenty of potential for the future.
Held at Deauville on 1st and 2nd July, Arqana’s Summer Sale will see seven Aga Khan bred colts and geldings go under the hammer. Dual winner DAURAN (lot 316) has only finished out of the first three on two occasions in seven outings. The son of Manduro is effective over distances from ten furlongs to a mile and 4 furlongs. The four-year-old gelding hails from one of the Aga Khan Studs most prestigious maternal families, as his great granddam Delsy is the dam of patriarch Darshaan, and matriarch Darara.
A winner in May over nine furlongs, lot 319 KHOZABAD (Sinndar) is a half-brother to multiple Stakes performer Kokaltash (Haafhd), while ZYRJANN (Rock Of Gibraltar), lot 371, has won one race and been placed on five occasions. This colt is a half-brother to Gr. 2 placed hurdler Zarib (Azamour), from the family of Group 1 performers under both codes.
Lot 318 ZUBAYR (Authorized) and lot 369 LOULIYAN (Cape Cross) both present interesting profiles. The former, a grandson of Gr. 2 runner-up Zafzala, has finished in the frame of his two appearances at Longchamp. The latter is a son of black-type mare Ludiana (Dalakhani), a half-sister to a host of Stakes winners who is closely related to Linamix.
The catalogue of Tattersalls July Sale contains three Aga Khan representatives including VILMAN, lot 749, who presents an interesting update. This consistent colt indeed won on his latest outing at Navan on 13th June, the second victory in his career. He has also placed twice in a total of five outings. This Mastercraftsman half-brother to dual purpose winner Vedani (Dalakhani) is out of a half-sister to Valanour and Vereva who were both successful at the highest level in France. Beautifully-bred SIKANDAR (lot 748), by Medicean, is out of a full-sister to dual Derby and Arc winner Sinndar. Lot 750 ZARAND (Arch) is the first offspring of his winning dam Zaralanta, from the family of Zarkava.
For full details on the Aga Khan Studs drafts for Arqana and Tattersalls, please see www.agakhanstuds.com/Sales.
Updated on 11/06/2015.