Monday 3 May 2021
The Aga Khan Studs were in fine form at ParisLongchamp on Sunday, where the blue-blooded EBAIYRA recorded a third Group win in the Gr.3 Prix Allez France and SHERAZ posted a promising second place in the Gr.3 Prix de Barbeville.
American born EBAIYRA represents one of the Aga Khan Studs most illustrious maternal lines, as the daughter of Distorted Humor is out of Group 2 scorer Ebiyza (Rock of Gibraltar) and descends from Ebadiyla (Sadler’s Wells), one of the famous four Group 1 winning siblings with Enzeli, Estimate and Edabiya.
Four-year-old EBAIYRA was making her seasonal debut in the Gr.3 Prix Allez France and she stayed on strongly in the final stages of the ten furlong contest to take the lead from Group 1 placed Raabihah in the shadow of the post. This is a third Group success for the versatile filly who has already won the Gr.3 Prix de Royaumont over a mile and a half last June, the Gr.2 Prix de Pomone over 2500 metres at Deauville and finished third in the Gr.1 Prix de Royallieu over a mile and three quarters during Arc weekend. Alain de Royer Dupré will now consider options for EBAIYRA, and these include the G.2 New York at Belmont Park on 4th June and the filly is also engaged in the Gr. 1 Coronation Stakes at Epsom on the same date.
Later on the ParisLongchamp card, the consistent SHERAZ took second place in the Gr.3 Prix Barbeville stayers’ contest, after two places in Listed company over a mile and a half earlier in the season. SHERAZ is a son of Sea The Stars and Group winner Shemiyla (Dalakhani) and hails from the prolific line of Prix de Diane heroine Shemaka.
Across the globe, Siyouni’s exciting juvenile daughter SEE YOU IN SPRING maintained her unbeaten record and looks a promising filly for the future. Following an impressive debut at Cranbourne in mid-April, SEE YOU IN SPRING was stepped up to Listed company at Morphettville on her second outing and posted another convincing success. Bred by Woodpark Stud, SEE YOU IN SPRING is a daughter of Spring Colours (Shamardal) who was covered by Siyouni to Southern Hemisphere time before being exported to Australia, and the filly was purchased for Aus$85,000 at Inglis Ready to Race Sales last year.
Updated on 3 May 2021.