Thursday 9 October 2008
YOUMZAIN finished second behing Zarkava in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and he is a son of the Aga Khan’s Haras de Bonneval-based sire Sinndar. The irreproachable YOUMZAIN was competing in his twelfth successive Group 1 contest. He counts two victories at this level and has finished second or third on seven occasions. The five-year-old entire will remain in training next season when he will once again target all the principal international races over the classic distance.
Dalakhani’s produce also enjoyed a profitable weekend at Longchamp. The Classic sire was represented by SHEMIMA (already a Gr 3 winner), and CENTENNIAL (Gr 2 winner), both in the Gr 2 Prix Chaudenay. CENTENNIAL attempted to win the race from pillar to post and was only headed in the final furlong. He took third place, half a length behind his half-sister SHEMIMA who finished well to take second.
Updated on 09/10/2008