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Special Duty: dual 1,000 Guineas winner will visit Tapit

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Juddmonte star Hasili set to visit Zamindar

JUDDMONTE'S star mare Hasili, dam of top level winners Banks Hill, Cacique, Champs Elysees, Heat Haze and Intercontinental as well as leading sire Dansili, is set to visit Zamindar this season.

The 20-year-old daughter of Kahyasi is due to foal on April 26 to Oasis Dream, who stands alongside Zamindar at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket. Although Zamindar's highest-rated performer is the Aga Khan's brilliant unbeaten filly Zarkava, Juddmonte bred the stallion's first Group 1 winner Zenda in addition to French Group 2 winners Crossharbour and Modern Look.

"We prefer to keep Hasili on our own farm now," said Philip Mitchell, general manager of Juddmonte Farms. "Besides, we want to breed a Zarkava!"

Zamindar, a Group 1-placed brother to Zafonic, stands for £12,000.

Last year's leading British-based sire and fellow Banstead Manor resident Dansili is the selected mate for Soviet Moon, dam of last year's emphatic Derby and Arc hero Workforce. The daughter of Sadler's Wells was barren last year to Workforce's sire King's Best.

Meanwhile, triple Group 1 winner Special Duty, who was awarded last season's Newmarket and French 1,000 Guineas, has remained in the US following her run last November in the Matron Stakes at Hollywood Park to be covered by leading young American sire Tapit.

The Grade 1-winning son of Pulpit was represented by his sixth Grade 1 winner last Saturday when Zazu took the La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita. He stands at Gainesway Farm in Kentucky for $80,000.

"Tapit isan exciting young stallion that will suit Special Duty physically," said Mitchell. "The mating also produces crosses of Mr Prospector and Nijinsky in both the sire and dam."

 

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