Maiden winners in May

13 May 2019

Photos scoodyga.com

HURRICANE IVOR (C2), IRE by Ivawood ex Quickstep Queen (Royal Applause)

Prix d’Orgemont (Unraced 2-year-old colts and geldings, 1,000m/5f), May 17, Chantilly

Owner: Fiona Jean Carmichael
Trainer: Fabrice Chappet
Breeders: P & J McLougneys
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot 

The obvious winner from start to finish, Hurricane Ivor (Ivawood) won by 7 1/2 lengths without being extended and he should clearly get some black-type sooner than later. Owned by Fiona Carmichael, he was purchased as a weanling at Tattersalls for £ 105,000. There is a lot of speed in his pedigree. His dam Quickstep Queen (Royal Applause) did not race but she's out of a sister to the good sprinter Mirza (Oasis Dream), winner of a Prix du Petit Couvert (Gr3), as his dam Millyant (Primo Dominie) before him.

There is no trace of another foal from Quickstep Queen except a 3yo Vale of York colt who hasn't raced yet.

 

KENLOVA (F2), FRA by Kendargent ex Ice Love (Three Valleys)

Prix de la Reine Blanche (Unraced 2-year-old fillies, 1,000m5f), May 17, Chantilly

Owners: LG Bloodstock & Guy Pariente
Trainer: Pascal Bary
Breeder: Guy Pariente Holding
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

With her 8 draw, Kenlova (Kendargent) had to stay along the field towards the middle of the Chantilly straight course and she moved on about two furlongs out to score handily by a good length over Jitinga (Charm Spirit), who finished well in between horses, while the favourite Azenora (Rock of Gibraltar) finished well in fifth.

Kenlova made € 60 000 € at the Arqana yearling sales, where her trainer Pascal Bary spotted her. The filly's breeder Guy Pariente had consigned her with his Haras de Colleville and he kept a share since he shares her with LG Bloodstock, that is Gérard Laboureau.

Kenlova is the first foal out of Ice Love (Three Valleys), winner of five races including the Prix Ronde de Nuit (L) on Chantilly's all-weather track, and then failed in the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000, Gr1). Claimed by Guy Pariente at Cagnes-sur-mer about 18 months later, she was immediately boarded to stud and gave Kenlova the following year, then another Kendargent filly and a Goken filly this term.

 

EDISA (F3), USA by Kitten’s Joy ex Ebiyza (Rock of Gibraltar)

Prix Nobiliary (Maiden 3yo fillies, 2,100m/10 1/2f), May 15, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner: S.A. Aga Khan
Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupré
Breeder: S.A. Aga Khan
Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Third for her debut last year and 8th for her come back this season at 3 in a hot maile maiden, Edisa (Kitten’s Joy) finally found her race obver an extended 10 furlongs-trip. The Aga Khan American-bred followed the front runners by the rail, came by about two out and proceeded on her own to score by 3/4 and 2 lengths respectively over Hawkamah (New Approach) and Villa Marina (Le Havre).

Ebiyza (Rock of Gibraltar), Edisa's dam, is a Prix de Royallieu (Gr2) winner whose second dam Ebadiyla (Sadler’s Wells) is an Irish Oaks (Gr1) winner. After Edisa, her first foal, she gave Ebaiyra (Distorted Humor) and a More Than Ready filly, both from US sires.

 

ARAMHES (C3), FRA by Kendargent ex Anjella (Monsun)

Prix Empery (3yo Maiden Colts & geldings, 2,100m/10 1/2f), May 15, Maisons-Laffitte

Owners: Écurie Dimongo, Christophe German, Marie-Claire Lefebvre, Vincent Guillebert & Carla O’Halloran
Trainer: Carla O’Halloran
Breeder: Haras de la Pérelle
Rider: Fabien Lefebvre

A good display from Arahmes (Kendargent), who came by handily in the last furlong to take over 2 lengths on the field and pass the post on the bit. Trained by Carla O’Halloran, he found only Prix du Lys (Gr3) entry Montabot to bar him from a successful debut in the Juigne at parisLOngchamp, racing very green on that occasion.

Aramhes cost only € 11,000 as a yearling at Arqana October sale and his dam Anjella (Monsun) had been sold too a year earlier, barren, for € 13,000 €, to Michel Larobe.

Bred by Gestüt Schlenderhan, winner in Germany and a Group3-placed there, Anjella is a sister to a Listed-winner there form the same family than the one of the German classic winner Aviso (Tertullian).

The mare also gave Stable Genius (Siyouni), a Prix La Force (Gr3) 3rd exported to Hong Kong. After Arahmes, she gave her new owner a Bated Breath filly named Impulsion d’Allier, born in 2018.

Main entry : QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1)

 

ALKAID (G2), FRA by Sommerabend ex Mahyara (Lomitas)

Prix Illinois II (Maiden 2yos, 1,100m/5 1/2f), May 15, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner: Scuderia Allevamento il Quattrifoglio
Trainer: Giancarlo Bietolini
Breeders: Thousand Dreams & Thierry Grandsir
Rider: Stéphane Pasquier

Fast on the front line, Alkaid (Sommerabend) never faded and went away, in the end, to win by almost a length, convincingly, after this extended 5-furlong straight trip. Representing Scuderia Allevamento Il Quattrifoglio, he was racing for the 2nd time three weeks after a 3rd place on that same straight.

Consigned by Haras des Embruns (Marie Illegems) in September at the Osarus sale, Alkaid was sold €17,000.

A winner at Nort-sur-Erdre in the West for owner Thierry Grandsir, Mahyara (Lomitas), Alkaid's dam, foaled 6 winners out of 8 horses of racing age. Before Alkaid, she also gave a Sommerabend filly.

 

DREAM LIFE (F3), FRA by Authorized ex Tender Night (Elusive Quality)

Prix Dagor (Maiden 3yos, 1,200m/6f), May 15, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner: Écurie Victoria Dreams
Trainer: Jean-Philippe Dubois
Breeder:  Jean-Philippe Dubois
Rider: Vincent Cheminaud

Twice 2nd in 4 races at 2 last year, and noticed last time out when 5th for her seasonal bow on this very course, Dream Life (Authorized) won easily this time, sneaking inside the front runner to Alkawthar (Data Link), finally 2nd at more than 3 lengths.

Her dam Tender Night (Elusive Quality) went to stud a maiden, however, and Dream Life is her second foal after Tender Winner (Alex the Winner), a winner over hurdles at Auteuil. The dam herself is out of Rapid Transaction (A P Indy), whose own dam is Smolensk (Danzig), a Prix d’Astarté (Gr2 -now Prix Rothschild, Gr1) winner from a prolific American family which also gave Peeping Fawn (Danehill) and Thewayyouare (Kingmambo).

the famous mare Better Than Honour (Deputy Minister), sold for a record $14m atFasig-Tipton in 2008, is also from this family...

 

PELLIGRINA (F3), (IRE) by Soldier Hollow ex Pearls or Passion (Monsun)

Prix Producer (Unraced 3-year-old fillies, 2 100m / 10 1/2f), May 13, Saint-Cloud

Owner: H. H. sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Thani
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeder: Al Shahania Stud
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Moved forward early outside the leaders, Pelligrina (Soldier Hollow) made the difference going into the last straight and she stayed on, leaving Bergamasque (Sea the Stars), who looked outpaced after trailing the winner, take the second place in front of Starifique (Sea The Stars), always well placed, and Restless (Le Havre), also outpaced early on but quite pleasing in the end.

A Listed winner in Toulouse for her 6C Racing breeder, Pearls Or Passion (Monsun), Pelligrina's dam is a daughter of the champion mare Pearly Shells (Efisio), winner of the Prix Vermeille (Gr1). She was bought £ 600,000 at Tattersalls in England and gave four foals of which this is the second after an unraced son of Shamardal, and before a Teofilo filly and a by Soldier Hollow colt.

Main entry : Prix de Diane Longines (Gr1).

 

VERIMLI (G3), FRA by Born to Sea ex Verriya (Zamindar)

Prix Mississipian (Unraced 3-year-old colts & geldings, 2,100m/10 1/2f), May 13, Saint-Cloud

Owner: Aga Khan
Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupré
Breeder: Aga Khan
Rider: Christophe Soumillon

Initially entered in the Derby but gelded since November, Verimli (Born to Sea) was held back after a good start to being kept in behind the leader by the rail. Slowly moved out, he took over with about 300 yards to go and went away smoothly to score by two and a half lengths. Always there in 4th position, Homer (Sea the Stars) stayed on to keep the second place while Daralimi (Siyouni), who came from the back of the field, fought on with Pamalican (Invincible Spirit), narrowed him for the 3rd place.

Verimli is the first foal out of the unraced Verriya (Zamindar), who later gave a Mastercraftsman colt and a Mukhadram filly. She was, however, sold € 21,000 at the Arqana breeding sale in 2017. She's a sister to Verema (Barathea), a winner of the Prix Maurice de Nieuil (Gr2) and Prix Kergorlay (Gr2) over the longer distances. Their dam Vermentina (Darshaan), also unraced, is out of the Prix de Diane (Gr1) winner Vereva (Kahyasi), a sister to the sire Valanour (Lomond).

 

WASMYA (F3), FRA by Toronado ex Lamorlaye (Danehill Dancer)

Prix Balbonella (Maiden 3-year-old fillies, 1,400m/7f), May 9, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing
Trainer:  Francis-Henri Graffard
Breeder: Al Shaqab Racing
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Wasmya (Toronado) had finished 5th for her debut at Chantilly two weeks before this and she prevailed with style here. Soon in the lead, she outstayed all her challengers, starting with the beginner Zazen (Oasis Dream), who faded in the last 100 yards after a nice acceleration about two furlongs out. The latter finished three lengths off the winner, a short neck in front of a pleasing Testa (Acclamation), and Smart Lady (Makfi), who has recovered well after taking a short breath.

Waslya is the second foal out of Lamorlaye (Danehill Dancer), after Talbah (Style Vendome), third in the Prix Imprudence (Gr3) last year. An Olympic Glory filly is born in 2018, then a Toronado colt on February 7 this year. Lamorlaye won once at Craon, but her dam, Love to Dance (Sadler's Wells), was a Group 2 winner in Ireland, and a sister to three Group 1 winners: The Irish Derby and Arc winner Dylan Thomas (Danehill), One Thousand Guineas winner Homecoming Queen (Holy Roman Emperor) and the winner of the Cheveley Park Stakes, Queen's Logic (Grand Lodge).

Main entry : Prix de Diane Longines (Gr1)

 

PROTÉGÉ (C3), IRE by Galileo ex Air Wave (Air Express)

Prix Kashmir II (Unraced 3-year-old colts and geldings, 1,600m/1m), May 9, Maisons-Laffitte

Owners: Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeders: Liberty Bloodstock
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Having trailed the front-running Stratérique (Dunkerque), the mutuel favourite Protégé (Galileo) took over inside while Sultanpour (Pivotal) was moving forward in the middle, with the gelding Yssingeaux (Dabirsim) closing in by the stands' rail. Eventually, Protégé won by a neck, ears pricked, beating a resolute although green Yssingeaux. Stratérique stayed on to finish third at one length, in front of Sultanpour.

Protégé is out of the champion sprinter Airwave (Air Express), a Cheveley Park Stakes (Gr1) winner who joined the speed colony in her later years in Britain. She was sold £ 550,000 to Coolmore as a maiden mare. She has foaled a few Group performers but above all the mare Meow (Storm Cat), 2nd in the Queen Mary Stakes (Gr2) at Royal Ascot and dam of the classic miler Churchill (Galileo), winner of the Dewhurst Stakes, the National Stakes, the Newmarket and the Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

After Protégé, Airwave gave birth to her 6th consecutive Galileo foal, a colt named Kells, now 2.

Main entry : Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1).

 

BOWLED OVER (F3), (IRE) by Kingman ex Spin (Galileo)

Prix Praline (Unraced 3-year-old fillies, 1,600m/1m), May 9, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner: Al Shaqab Racing
Trainer:  Francis-Henri Graffard
Breeder: Al Shaqab Racing
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Always in the lead against the stands rail, Bowled Over (Kingman) easily prevailed, leaving Sabi River (Invincible Spirit) chasing in vain at one length. The filed came two lengths down along with Palomba (Lope de Vega), who had tried to shadow the eventual winner and stayed on well.

Bowled Over's dam, Spin (Galileo), cost € 850,000 at the Arana 2012 December sale. Listed-placed for the Magniers et al, she'd never given a winner before this filly. Bowled Over's older brother Sumsam (Makfi), still unraced to this day, was sold € 6,000 to the French trainer Gaby Leenders in July. He's entered over hurdles in the next few days.

Spin's second dam is none other than Featherhill (Lyphard), a mare bred by Guy de Rothschild who gave the champion Groom Dancer, but also Featherquest, dam of Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud Plumania and second dam to classic winner Falco amongst other Wertheimer-bred Group performers.

After Bowled Over, a Kingman colt and an Olympic Glory colts have followed.

 

KILOECHO (C3), FRA by Whipper ex Ammia (Medicean)

Prix Good Luck (Maiden 3-year-old colts & geldings, 1,400m/7f), May 9, Maisons-Laffitte

Owner: Jean-Vincent Toux
Trainer: Jean-Vincent Toux
Breeders: Jean-Vincent Toux & Florence Lecot
Rider: Ioritz Mendizabal

Kiloecho (Whipper) started well and trailed the leader of the middle group Asterios (Maxios), took over in the last furlong and won with ease. Leader of the stands' side group, Vulcanus (Mukhadram) stayed on in 3rd after throwing a short-lived challenge.

Kiloecho had raced pretty well for his seasonal return, even though the three horses that beat him that day failed since.

Ammia (Medicean), Kiloecho's dam, is a winner at Croisé-Laroche near Lille for her breeder Leonidas Marinopoulos. She was sold € 9,000 at the Arqana Breeding sale in 2014, in foal to French Fifteen. Her 2nd dam is a sister to the good horses Maxios, Loxias et Krataios. The colt born after that, Teckwin, won the Qatar Prix Kistena (L) and was sold to Hong Kong, where he also won. After Kiloecho, a Slickly filly was born and is now in training with Jean-Vincent Toux, followed by a French Fifteen filly.

 

SAN HUBERTO (C3), (IRE) by Speightstown ex Sediciosa (Rail Link)

Prix Youth (Maiden 3yo colts & geldings, 2,100m/10 1/2f) , May 7, Saint-Cloud

Owners: Maurice Lagasse, Riviera Equine, Fabrice Chappet, Nicolas de Chambure & Hubert Guy
Trainer: Fabrice Chappet
Breeder: Gestüt Zur Kuste
Rider: Tony Piccone

Fast in front by Son of Normandy (Galileo), who tried to flee after the bend, San Huberto (Speightstown) took a little time to get him but he finally won easily and passed the post almost two lengths ahead. Monty Saga (Toni Blue) was driven to third place over a length behind after waiting within the field by the rail. The fourth-placed Savoir Aimer (Authorized) looked quite keen early in the straight as she was looking for a gap, but she made no impression eventually and finished only fourth.

Entered in the Juddmonte Grand Prix of Paris (Gr1), San Huberto started his campaign with a third place on the Chantilly all-weather track 24 days before this second race. He's the second foal out of Sediciosa (Rail Link), winner of the Prix de Royaumont (Gr3) and placed in several Groups 2 and 3 for Maurice Lagasse, her breeder, who also bred her dam Sédicieuse (Night Shift). San Huberto has been sold at Deauville for € 70,000 to agent Hubert Guy, still associated with Lagasse et al. San Huberto was indeed unsold at the 2018 breeze-up sale.

Sediciosa also gave an Invincible Spirit filly, who was bought at the yearling sales and was declared in training with Yann Barberot for Lagasse. A filly by Almanzor was born this year as early as January 25th!

Main entry : Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Gr1)

 

MOONOON (F3), FRA by Sea the Moon ex Cloon (Lure)

Prix Gazala (Maiden 3yo fillies, 2,100m/10 1/2f) , May 7, Saint-Cloud

Owner: Écurie Normandie Pur-sang
Trainer: Christophe Ferland
Breeders: Hubert Honoré & Tomas Schweizer
Rider: Julien Augé

Second at Tarbes for her debut, Moonoon (Sea the Moon) was patiently ridden here and she sneaked in by the rail to take over the leading Queen (Kingman) and then keep a short neck on the consistent Subridere (Intello), who also took a nose on Queen and Guardian Fey (Soldier Hollow), who came by in the same stride.

Moonoon was paid € 16,000 as a yearling in Deauville by her owner Normandie Pur-Sang. Her dam Cloon (Lure) won the Prix de la Seine (L) and failed at Gr3 level after that. She gave eight foals, including six winners, but no black-type.

Main entry : Prix de Diane Longines (Gr1)

 

COMMANDER (C2), FRA by War Command ex Dance Toupie (Dansili)

Prix Kefalin (Unraced 2yos, 1,200m/6f), May 7, Saint-Cloud

Owners: Antoine Gilibert, Benoît Chalmel & Fabrice Chappet
Trainers: Fabrice Chappet
Breeders: Mathieu Daguzan-Garros & Bihari Babulal Modi
Rider: Thomas Trullier

Ridden early by apprentice jockey Thomas Trullier to come by the leader before the only turn, Commander (War Command) went by La Reine Catherine (Medicean) and put her under pressure early on. As her rival was beginning to fade, she went on and was driven to the post, holding off Musetta (Dark Angel), beaten a half-length. Lady of Devil (American Devil) and Rouge Terre (Siyouni) finished well behind them.

Commander cost € 35,000 to agent Hubert Guy at Arqana last August. Her dam only raced once but gave three foals before Commander, including Dave (Wootton Bassett), a recent 3rd in the Prix de Suresnes (L) after a convincing maiden win. A Dabirsim filly is born in 2018. Toupie (Intikhab), Commander's 2nd dam, was 2nd in the French 1,000 Guineas (Gr1).

 

ZENAGH (F3), USA by Mizzen Mast ex Stormica (Storm Cat)

Prix de Brichebay (3yo maiden, 1,200m/6f), May 6, Chantilly

Owners: Wertheimer & Frère
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeders: Wertheimer & Frère
Rider: Maxime Guyon

Twice a second at 2 over 7 furlongs to fillies who were both placed at Gr3 level this season, Zenagh (Mizzen Mast) was coming back here and she timed her effort well, leaving the leaders to fight each other before moving about two furlongs out. She was shadowed by Grace Spirit (Invincible Spirit), who'd waited behind and loomed dangerously by the end only to fail by a nose.

The leading Tencaratrubieslace (Siyouni) came third over 4 lengths behind.

Zenagh's dam Stormica (Storm Cat) finished three times 3rd in French Listed events for the Wertheimers. Her own dam Lovlier Linda (Vigors) had won ten races including a Group 1 in the USA. Stormica made $ 600,000 at Keeneland as a weanling, but was unsold only $ 9,500 two years ago, in foal to English Channel. A Candy Ride colt named Kanderel, born in 2017 is working out at the moment at Santa Anita for the Wertheimers.

Main entries : The Emirates Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Gr1), Saxon Warrior Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Gr1), Prix de Diane Longines (Gr1).

 

BURNING VICTORY (F3), FRA by Nathaniel ex M’Oubliez Pas (El Corredor)

Prix de la Calèche des Impératrices (3yo maiden fillies, 2,400m/1m4f), May 2nd, Chantilly

Owner: Écurie Jean-Louis Bouchard
Trainer: Stéphane Wattel
Breeders: Haras d’Étreham et Riviera Equine
Rider: Théo Bachelot

Fifth for her debut over Deauville's PSF in December, Burning Victory (Nathaniel) finished 3rd in March over 11 furlongs and then 2nd, beaten a short neck by the regally bred Je Ne Regretterien at Saint-Cloud over a mile and a half, the same distance than here. She had to go and reach the front-running Frame (Maxios), who had taken up to ten lengths to the field going into the last straight. Burning Victory was up to the task though and she won by three lengths while Frame stayed on for second, over six lengths ahead of Vera Blue (Intello).

Burning Victory was purchased € 80,000 € at the Arqana yearlings sales by Chantilly Bloodstock (Gérard Larrieu). Her dam M’Oubliez Pas (El Corredor), a winner, was also listed-placed at Le Bouscat for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget. Burning Victory is her 5th foal and her 4th winner.

M’Oubliez is out of Manureva (Nureyev). Her 2nd dam is the Gr1 winning and producer Maximova (Green Dancer).

Burning Victory's Wootton Bassett 2-year-old sister is in training with Gavin Hernon. a Scissor Kick filly was born last year.

 

MILESTONE (C3), FRA by Mastercraftsman ex Mission Secrète (Galileo)

Prix de la Berline du Duc de Bourbon (3yo maiden colts and geldings, 2,400m/1m4f), May 2nd, Chantilly

Owner: Ballymore Thoroughbred
Trainer: André Fabre
Breeder: Dayton Investments
Rider: Augustin Madamet

13th for his debut last season, then 2nd for his comeback at Nancy over ten furlongs with the allowance of his apprentice Augustin Madamet, back here on the saddle, Milestone (Mastercraftsman) was running for the first time over 1m4f. Yet he showed he had some stamina as he bravely held off Youmna (French Fifteen), who zeroed on him after needing some time to drag himself out of the field. Youmna finished 7 lengths second for his debut to Motamarris, a winner on Sunday at ParisLongchamp of a good Class 2 race.

Milestone is the 5th foal out of Mission Secrète (Galileo), who also ran for the Wildensteins and went to stud without a win maiden. She herself is out of the good mare Miss Tahiti (Tirol), winner of the Prix Marcel Boussac (Gr1) and placed in the Saint-Alary, the Prix de Diane and the Prix Vermeille… She's a sister to Miss France (Dansili), a One Thousand Guineas (Gr1) winner.

Mission Secrète also gave Mask of Time (Holy Roman Emperor), a Derby du Midi (L) winner, and a Le Havre colt sold € 37,000 to trainer Carina Fey last year at Deauville, and then a Siyouni filly born in 2018.

 

BOARDMAN (C3), GB by Kingman ex Nimble Thimble (Mizzen Mast)

Prix Brûleur (3yo maiden colts and geldings, 1,600m/1m), May 1st, Saint-Cloud

Owner: Khalid Abdullah
Trainer: Pascal Bary
Breeder: Juddmonte Farms
Rider: Pierre-Charles Boudot

Sixth for his debut in July last season at Deauville, in a 6f-Prix de Tancarville which hasn't revealed anything special, Boardman (Kingman) finished second -beaten six lengths though!- to classic contender Persian King in September over the mile. He was coming back in this 14-runners strong lot over the same distance.

He showed some resilience all the same, beating the favourite Zarkallani (Invincible Spirit), 2nd again three weeks after his debut three weeks earlier. Out of the champion mare Zarkava, Zarkallani had had to oblige again after showing some potential before the dogfight began for good, even though he kept his nose down to beat Air Dance (So You Think) for the 2nd place.

Boardman is in The Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains (Gr1) and the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (French Derby, Gr1).

Boardman's dam Nimble Thimble (Mizzen Mast) won once over the Polytrack at Wolverhampton for Abdullah. She's a sister to the outstanding juvenile Three Valleys (Diesis), and her dam Skiable (Niniski) is a sister to the great mare Hasili (Kahyasi), dam of Dansili (Danehill), Banks Hill (Danehill), Cacique (Danehill), Intercontinental (Danehill) and Champs Elysees (Danehill)…

 

SHAMIYLA (F3), FRA by Kingman ex Shamakiya (Intikhab)

Prix de Basse Pointe (Maiden 3yo fillies, 1,600m/1m), May 1st, Saint-Cloud

Owner: S. A. Aga Khan
Trainer: Alain de Royer Dupré
Breeder: S. A. Aga Khan
Rider: Christophe Soumillon

One of the two beginners at the start of this race gathering ten maiden fillies, Shamiyla (Kingman) was a class above the field, and she took over her rivals in a matter of strides to score on the bit by two lengths. The 2nd-placed Wishfully (Invincible Spirit), who was already unlucky to meet the promising Siyarafina for her debut, fell again against an Aga Khan-bred filly.

However Wishfully never gave the impression that she could prevail this time as she had a hard time holding off Love the Sea (Sea the Moon) to keep the second place.

Shamiyla is out of Shamakiya (Intikhab), placed in the Prix de Royaumont (Gr3) and Malleret (Gr2) before winning the Prix Thiberville (L), also over 2,400 meters/1m4f.

At stud, she then gave Shamkala (Pivotal), winner of the Prix Cleopatre (Gr3) and fourth in the Prix de Diane Longines (Gr1). She recently gave a 2-year-old filly by Dawn Approach who is not in training so far and a Golden Horn filly. She is herself a daughter of Shamadara (Darshaan), another winner of the Prix Malleret (Gr2) and second in the Irish Oaks (Gr1). Shamiyla's third dam is a sister to Shergar, winner of the Epsom Derby, the Irish Derby and the King George in 1981.