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Descendant of star mare wins first race in style

The 7f juvenile maiden at Kempton today produced a potentially exciting filly in Ghanaati, who destroyed the opposition to win by six lengths.

The daughter of Giant's Causeway is the seventh foal out of the Mr Prospector mare Sarayir, a Listed winner during her racing days with Dick Hern, and a half-sister to four winners including this season's progressive handicapper Mawatheeq.

nashwan wins king george

Nashwan: Ghaanti's granddam Height of Fashion produced this champion

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Ghanaati's second dam is none other than Sheikh Hamdan's brilliant mare Height Of Fashion, the dam of Nashwan, Unfuwain and Nayef.

As well as that celebrated trio, Height Of Fashion produced two stakes-performing fillies to Mr Prospector besides Sarayir in Wijdan, dam of the Grade 1-placed Makderah, and Bashayer. Although the latter has yet to breed a stakes winner, her daughter Rahayeb produced last year's US champion Lahudood.

Featuring as this filly's third dam is the 1974 1,000 Guineas winner Highclere, also the ancestress of the Japanese superstar Deep Impact and Grade 1-placed Ask.

Sarayir has a yearling filly by Rahy, who is a sister to Atayeb, a winner over 1m4f last year.

 

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