Deep Impact: has made a brilliant start to his stud career at Shadai FarmPICTURE: Getty
Wildenstein use of Deep Impact rewarded again
Prix Allez France (Group 3, 4yo+ fillies and mares)
4yo b f Deep Impact - Angelita (Alzao)
THE Wildenstein family's patronage of Deep Impact was rewarded again on Monday, when Aquamarine became the third European stakes winner they have bred from the exciting Japanese stallion.
Aquamarine, second to Maxios in a Longchamp conditions race last time out, relished testing underfoot conditions at Chantilly to win the Prix Allez France with Haya Landa(Lando) second and last season's Arc runner-up Shareta (Sinndar) in third.
Aquamarine, trained by Mikel Delzangles for the Wildenstein family, was picking up her first black type in the Group 3 race.
She carries the same Wildenstein silks that two other offspring of Deep Impact did when winning stakes contests: Beauty Parlour in this month's Group 3 Prix de la Grotte and Barocci in the Listed Prix Omnium in March last year.
Aquamarine, Barocci and Beauty Parlour were all bred in Japan by the Wildensteins' Dayton Investments operation.
Aquamarine is the first foal out of the unraced Alzao mare Angelita, a sister to Grade 1 Beverly D and Diana Stakes winner Angara.
She hails from the Wildensteins' illustrious 'A' dynasty of Breeders' Cup Classic hero Arcangues, Prix de Diane winner Aquarelliste and Grade 1 scorer Artiste Royale. It is also the family of 1,000 Guineas heroine Cape Verdi.
Deep Impact, a seven-time Grade 1-winning son of Sunday Silence, has made a brilliant start to his stud career with his first two crops conceived at Shadai Stallion Station in Japan.
Aquamarine is Deep Impact's 22nd stakes winner and continues a fine run of success for the sire this year: the Prix Allez France was the ninth stakes race that has fallen to progeny of the sire in 2012.
Deep Impact has sired four Grade 1 winners - Gentildonna (Oka Sho 1,000 Guineas), Joie De Vivre (Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Stakes), Marcellina (Oka Sho) and Real Impact (Yasuda Kinen, NHK Mile Cup).