Thursday 7 August 2008
After Moonstone, Democrate and Centennial, Dalakhani has a new addition to his Group-winning first crop in CONDUIT. The Sir Michael Stoute trained colt lifted the Gr 3 Gordon Stakes on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood, confirming the promise he had shown at this level when an unlucky runner-up in the Gr 2 King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. The progressive CONDUIT, a six-length winner of a major handicap at Epsom before his outing at Ascot, could be aimed at the St Leger at Doncaster in September. If successful, he would become Dalakhani’s second Classic-winning produce as his daughter Moonstone won the Irish Oaks earlier this month.
Gilltown Stud’s Dalakhani leads the standings of second-crop sires in Europe. The Arc winner enjoyed a French double on Sunday as three-year-old fillies Okalea and Zingela both opened their accounts on their second outings.
Last Sunday was a successful day all round for HH Aga Khan as his filly ALNADANA won the Listed Prix de Bagatelle at Maisons-Laffitte. This first offspring of Listed winner Alnamara (Linamix) could now move up again in class and tackle a Group contest at Deauville.
The Aga Khan Studs also celebrated the German Gr 1 victory of LINNGARI who took the Grosser Dallmayr Preis at Munich. The globetrotting six-year-old was winning his second event at the highest level after taking the Premio Vittori di Capua last October and he has also succeeded in three Gr 2 races and one Group 3. In total, this tough entire has won 11 of his 26 races. LINNGARI was bred by the Aga Khan Studs and is out of three-time winner Lidakiya (Kahyasi).
Updated on 07/08/2008