Thursday 9 October 2014
DALAKHANI ’s daughter Integral provided the highlight of a successful weekend for the Aga Khan Stud sires. The filly lifted her second Group 1 title, and the twelfth of her sire, with a pillar to post performance in the Gr.1 Sun Chariot Stakes on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile track last Saturday.
The four-year-old filly by Gilltown stallion DALAKHANI is now a five-time Stakes victrix, after picking up notably the Gr.1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket July racecourse during the summer. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, the Cheveley Park Studs homebred is a daughter of Gr.1 Matron Stakes winner Echelon, by Danehill.
The progressive Integral is due to remain in training at age five in 2015, and the top class miler could take up her engagement in the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on British Champions Day at Ascot on 18th October.
Leading first-crop sire SIYOUNI was in evidence at Longchamp thanks to his Gr.3 winning daughter Ervedya , who took second place in the Gr.1 Prix Marcel Boussac. The Aga Khan Studs representative, out of Group-placed Elva (King’s Best), will have Classic ambitions next season.
SEA THE STARS , who is currently creating keen interest at Europe’s leading yearling sales, saw his daughter Taghrooda take an excellent third place in the Gr.1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. The three-year-old filly, already a dual Group 1 scorer in the Epsom Oaks and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, is the top filly of her generation in Europe.
Less than a length away in fifth place in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe came the Aga Khan Studs representative Dolniya . This improving daughter of the late Azamour and a half-sister to DALAKHANI, is likely to stay in training with Alain de Royer Dupré next year.
Updated on 09/10/2014.