Tuesday 31 July 2007
In doing so she followed in the footsteps of stablemate MANDESHA, whose Astarté win last year was the first of a Group 1 treble completed by the Prix Vermeille and Prix de l’Opera.
DARJINA was already a Group 1 winner, having lifted the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches in May, and as in that race the daughter of Zamindar showed remarkable courage to repel the attack of the second, in this case Missvinski. In third place was English three-year-old Simply Perfect, who had beaten her elders recently in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. German Guineas winner Mi Emma, who had finished ahead of DARJINA in her sole defeat to date, on soft ground at Royal Ascot, was further back in seventh place.
DARJINA will now continue in the same vein as MANDESHA, with her autumn target being the Prix de l’Opéra. Before that she is likely to face the opposite sex for the first time in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp on 9th September.
Updated on 31/07/2007