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Behkabad - Gerard Mosse wins the Grand Prix de Paris

Behkabad holds on from Planteur to win the Grand Prix de Paris

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Eighth Group 1 winner for Cape Cross

Grand Prix de Paris (Group 1), Longchamp, 1m4f

BEHKABAD (c Cape Cross - Behkara by Kris)

Breeder: H H The Aga Khan's Studs SNC

BEHKABAD fulfilled the high hopes held of him by Alain de Royer-Dupre in tenacious style on Wednesday when denying Planteur to land a first Group 1.

The Aga Khan-bred colt is the eighth Group 1 winner by Cape Cross and his second this year following the Hong Kong performer Able One. The son of Green Desert stands under the Darley banner at Kildangan Stud for €35,000.

Behkabad hails from an Aga Khan family full of high-class performers led by his year older half-brother Beheshtam. The son of Peintre Celebre, who is the first foal out of Behkara, ran second in last season's Prix Niel and fourth in the Prix du Jockey Club.

Behkara was trained by Royer-Dupre to win the Listed Prix des Tourelles at Saint-Cloud and run placed in two renewals of the Prix Royal-Oak. She is one of four stakes runners out of the 1989 champion three-year-old filly Behera, whose other notable produce includes Group 3 winner Bayrika and popular chaser Behrajan.

Behkabad traces to the Aga Khan's foundation mare Astara, who is also the ancestress of Dalakhani.

Behkara visited Sea The Stars this year.

 

 

 

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