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First winner for former Shadwell runner Shahin

SHAHIN, who ran second in the 2007 Princess Of Wales's Stakes for Marcus Tregoning, sired his first winner on Saturday when Secretry In Black won the 5f newcomers race at Chilivani in Italy.

The filly was one of three runners in the race by her sire, who stands  at Razza Emiliana in Italy for €3,500. Another representative, Epicurea, took third.

Bred by Az Ag Rz Emiliana Srl, Secretry In Black is the second foal and winner out of the unraced Spy Queen following Scapuzzeddu. By Spymaster, Spy Queen is a half-sister to the Listed-winning Italian miler Corbetta.

A $950,000 yearling purchase by Shadwell, Shahin won or was placed in six of 14 starts. The son of Kingmambo looked a high-class prospect for Sheikh Hamdan when breaking his maiden easily as a two-year-old at Newbury but was restricted to just one start as a three-year-old due to injury.

However, he returned as a four-year-old to finish second in the Group 2 Princess Of Wales's Stakes andGroup 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes.




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