Already impressive on the sales ring last week, our Haras de Bouquetot-based ZELZAL continued to shine with his two-year-olds with a 43% winners to runners recorded. His 10th individual first crop winner was courtesy to Haras du Quesnay-bred ZELZALITA who justified favoritism on October, 23 to break her maiden at first asking by 2 lengths at Cholet, France.
SHALAA enjoyed a week full of victories, starting with a double of three-year-old winners on October, 18 at Muswellbrook down-under. MOBSTAR broke his maiden tag at first asking while TIDAL IMPACT collected her second-career victory in a handicap over 1,000 meters. In Australia, two-year-old SEMILLION opened his winning account at first asking at Moonee Valley, while three-year-old POOL PONY defeated his 11 rivals over the 1,400 meters of Sunshine Coast.
Last of the serie was our two-year-old WELWAL who remained just as impressive as on his debuts under our colours. Bred by Oceanic Bloodstock SARL, Mme A. Gravereaux and OTI Management PTY Ltd, he landed his second win in style at Deauville, France under the ride of Cristian Demuro and for the training of Jean-Claude Rouget.
GALILEO GOLD celebrated two new Stakes performances with his juveniles, starting with Group-placed HELLOMYDARLIN who finished strong runner-up in the 1,200 meters Listed Prix Zeddaan at Deauville, France on October, 19 for breeder Tally-Ho Stud. Second Stakes performer of the week was GOLDANA who finished third in the Listed Grober Pris Der Mehl-Mülhens-Stiftung at Hannover, Germany on October, 24. Third winning musketeer was Tiger Bloodstock and Tally-Ho Stud-bred SHE’S EVAPORUST who was a second winner for newly Chantilly-based trainer Tim Donworth at Clairefontaine on October, 18.
There were more international Stakes performances to celebrate as MEHMAS’ three-year-old VENERE ROKEBY finished at the third place of the Listed Pr. Omenoni at Roma, Italy on October, 24. Additional winners for Tally-Ho Stud-based stallion MEHMAS included a second consecutive victory for two-year-old HURRY UP HEDLEY at Kempton, UK on October, 19, the Patrick Monahan two-year-old bred fetching a total of 3 wins this season, and three-year-old VIRGIN ISLA crossing the finish line first at Roma, Italy on October, 22.
TORONADO had a total of 4 international winners on October, 20, including a new Stakes hero in RAINBIEL who got the best of his opponents in the Listed Bennett Racing Black Pearl at Geelong, Australia. He was followed by ever-consistents four-time winner DALTORO at Ipswich, Australia, five-time scorer LEGEND OF ZORRO at Geelong, Australia and first time winner SOTRMTROUPER at Happy Valley, Hong-Kong. On the other side of the Chanel sea, four-year-old SHE CAN DO and VERTICE defeated 13 rivals each to win respectively at Yarmouth, UK on October, 19 and at Newcastle, UK a few minutes later. In Australia, DINADO ended the week with a new success for TORONADO when storming home at Kembla Grange on October, 23.
OLYMPIC GLORY and RULER OF THE WORLD also celebrated new winners, with OLYMPIC GLORY’s Eleven Eleven claiming a 4-lenghts victory at Newcastle, UK on October, 22 for breeder P. Sabban and RULER OF THE WORLD's BETHANY crossing the finish line first at Merano, Italy on October, 24.
Second homebred winner of the week was two-year-old ALOBRAH who broke her maiden tag on debut at Gulfstream Park, USA. Entrusted to R. Nicks, she belongs to the second crop of Al Shaqab and Taylor-Made Farm's MSHAWISH.
Congratulations to all connections!
SHALAA's WELWAL on his way to victory at Deauville, France