Monday 30 January 2012
The Aga Khan Studs will present a six-strong draft of unexposed three and four-year-olds at the forthcoming Goffs mixed sale on 15th and 16th February. All except one member of the consignment are unraced and come from some excellent families.
Lot 314 Zargan boasts a particularly appealing pedigree, as he represents the same cross as champion filly Zarkava. Like the five-time Gr 1 winner, Zargan is by Zamindar. He comes from the same maternal line of Petite Etoile as Zarkava as her fifth dam Zahra is Zargan’s third dam. Three-year-old colt Zargan is a half-brother to three winners, including Listed winner and Gr 2 runner-up Set To Music and the prolific Zaranal (11 wins). This is also the family of black-type hurdlers Zafarabad, Zabari and Zarkandar.
Sanndiyr (Red Ransom, lot 308) is another very well-bred individual, being out of a half-sister to champion racehorse and leading French sire Sinndar. Winning mare Sinndiya has already produced three successful progeny, including Listed scorer Sindirana (Kalanisi). Sanndiyr is a close relative to top-class jumps performers Simarian (Gr 2 hurdle winner) and Mistinguett (Gr 1 and Gr 2 wins).
Habesh (lot 293), Mazarak (lot 298) and Shirampour (lot 307) all have pages rich in black type. The former is a son of Rock Of Gibraltar, out of a winning half-sister to Gr 3 victrix Harghar and Gr 2 hurdles scorer Hariymi. An Amadeus Wolf half-brother to three winners, Mazarak is the great grandson of Gr 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Prix Robert Papin heroine Masarika, granddam to Group 1 scorers Eagle Mountain and Sulk. Oasis Dream colt Shirampour is out of a winning half-sister to Gr 1 third Shediak and descends from the prolific broodmare Shemaka.
The sole filly of the draft is lot 394 Ridiyka, a daughter of dual Derby and Arc winner Sinndar. The three-year-old filly is out of a winning Desert King dam and is closely related to Group 1 placed over fences Notus De La Tour.
For full details of this consignment, please see www.agakhanstuds.com/Sales.