Thursday 2 October 2008
SHREYAS’s success in Saturday’s Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Filllies Stakes brings Dalakhani’s total number of black-type winners from his first crop up to seven. The Arc winner’s best produce include Classic pair Moonstone and Conduit. The sire also boasts the enviable strike-rate of 50% winners to runners in 2008.
The lightly-raced SHREYAS was winning her second race in just four starts. After opening her account by an astonishing 11 lengths in August at Gowran Park, the Jim Bolger-trained filly was unsuited by the very testing ground a week later when finishing sixth in the Listed Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stakes, which was won by the Aga Khan’s subsequent Gr 2 scorer Katiyra. The daughter of Dalakhani looks as though she will stay further than the 9 ½ furlongs of Saturday’s competitive Gr 3 feature, in which she got up in the final stages to win by a head.
SHREYAS is from a family which has already enjoyed considerable success from Aga Khans Studs’ stallions, as the filly is a half-sister to YOUMZAIN, Sinndar’s dual Gr 1 winning son who will line up in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Their dam SADIMA, who also produced Gr 1 victor Creachadoir, has a yearling full sister to SHREYAS and her foal is a full sister to YOUMZAIN.
Updated on 02/10/2008