Classic prospect and three winners in a week for our Haras de Bouquetot-based ZELZAL. His three-year-old daughter KNOCK ON remained undefeated on her second start to land the Prix de Vichy ahead of ECTOT’s RUN AHEAD on February, 9 at Cagnes-sur-Mer, France. The Haras de Saint-Voir bred filly holds an entry in the G1 French 1,000 Guineas – Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and could race in the Listed Prix La Camargo at Saint-Cloud next. She became ZEZAL’s sixth individual winner of 2023 and one of the four 3-year-olds to score this season out of his smallest crop produced. ZELZAL also acclaimed a double of scorers on February, 7 at Cagnes-sur-Mer, France with three-year-old DUC DE KENT opening his winning account in eye-catching style over 1,500 meters for breeder Eric Puerari, Mrs G. Henochsberg and Ecurie Ades Hazan. SCEA des Prairies, Thomas and Benoit Jeffroy-bred CAPOBLANCO joined the game when scoring a 1,500 meters handicap race for a first career-success.
Raised at Haras de Bouquetot, our son of TORONADO and AL WAGHAA MORHIB broke his maiden at second asking in the 10,5 furlongs Prix des Coquillages at Pornichet, France. Entrusted to Simone Brogi, he was ridden to victory by Mickael Forest.
Haras de Bouquetot resident AL WUKAIR saw Eledy SRL-bred four-year-old AMI SOLEDAD crossing the finish line first at Lyon-La Soie in a 3,200 meters handicap race for a second career-victory.
MEHMAS celebrated successes on both sides of the sea with progeny bred at Tally-Ho Stud, starting with three-year-old QUINTUS ARRIUS who made a winning seasonal comeback on February, 9 at Newcastle, UK to open his tally. MULGRAVE claimed his second consecutive victory and fourth-career success a few days later at Dundalk, Ireland on February, 10. CIRCUIT STELLAR added a new international success to his tally when crossing the finish line first at Sha Tin, Hong-Kong on February, 12.
Haras de Bouquetot-based OLYMPIC GLORY was represented in Italy with two winners, SIMI VALLEY reaching first the 2,000 meters of Napoli on February, 7 and MILANOLIGHT enjoying the winners’ enclosure at Varese on February, 8.
ZELZAL captured by Zuzanna Lupa Photography