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Saamidd wins the Champagne Stakes Doncaster 11.09.2010

Saamidd: the Street Cry colt is from the family of Barathea and Gossamer

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So easy for Street Cry's Saamidd in Champagne

Neptune Investment Management Champagne Stakes (Group 2), Doncaster, 7f

SAAMIDD (Street Cry - Aryaamm by Galileo)

Breeder: Darley in the UK

SAAMIDD established himself among the best of the European juvenile crop by easily seeing off Group winners Approve and Waiter's Dream in the Champagne Stakes, on only his second start having easily won his maiden last month.

The Saeed Bin Suroor-trained colt was held up towards the rear by jockey Frankie Dettori before making smooth headway to take up the running two furlongs from home and stretching clearto win by two and a quarter lengths from Approve.

Judging by this performance, Saamidd could become another Group 1 winner for his sire Street Cry, who has compiled an astonishingly strong record with his progeny in a relatively shortspace of time.

His current nothern hemisphere-bred juveniles are only his fifth crop and he has four crops of runners from shuttling between Darley's bases in Kentucky and Australia between 2003 and 2006.

But already he has sired 12 Group/Grade 1 winners, his latest being Here Comes Ben in last week's Forego Stakes.

Those other top-flight winners include history-making US mare Zenyatta, Kentucky Derby hero Street Sense and Melbourne Cup winner Shocking.

Street Cry is a brother to the dam of another stallion who has made a flying start to his stud career, Shamardal.

Saamidd also adds a new aspect to the stud record of another outstanding young sire, as the first Group winner produced by a daughter of Galileo.

Saamidd is the first foal out of Aryaamm, a 360,000gns yearling buy who won a 1m2f maiden at three. Out of Severals Stakes third Zibilene, Aryaam is a half-sister to 525,000gns yearling buy and Listed-placed Mathematician.

Zibilene, in turn, was bred by the late Gerald Leigh out of his fine broodmare Brocade, who also produced Irish Classic winners Barathea and Gossamer. She was purchased by Barouche Stud as a broodmare prospect for 1,500,000gns in 2001.

Zibilene has a filly by Invincible Spirit due to sell at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale next month.







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