Thursday 21 August 2014
Buyers will have an opportunity to invest in half a dozen Aga Khan-bred three-year-olds at the forthcoming Horses in Training sale at Doncaster on 4th September. The consignment includes some well-bred colts and geldings, with versatile profiles.
Winning colt Zafayan (lot 352) should attract plenty of interest. A son of Acclamation and Listed runner-up Zafayra (Nayef), Dermot Weld’s charge won over ten furlongs on his debut. Zafayan is great grandson of multiple Stakes performer Zafzala, herself half-sister to Australian Gr.2 scorer Zerpour.
Also from the yard of Dermot Weld, Zarawi (lot 353) is a consistent son of Marju who has finished in the first four on four of his five outings over seven to twelve furlongs. The gelding is a half-brother to Group 2 placed hurdler Zarzal and hails from a successful family under both codes as his pedigree page features champion filly Zarkava and Group winning steeplechaser Zarkali.
The lightly-raced Sindarban (Teofilo, lot 349) has finished second in both appearances to date for Michael Halford, over distances from ten furlongs to a mile and a half. As his name indicates, the colt is closely related to champion racehorse and proven sire SINNDAR. Sindarban is a half-brother to four winners, including Listed scorer Sindirana.
For full details of this six-strong draft, please see www.agakhanstuds.com/Sales.
Updated on 21/08/2014.