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Dalakhani has two exciting three-year-olds in France this season so far

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Dalakhani sires a second promising colt in Baraan


Longchamp: Prix La Force (Group 3), 10 1/2f, 3y0.

BARAAN (c Dalakhani-Brusca by Grindstone)

Breeder:  Haras De S A Aga Khan Scea 

THE Aga Khan struck with a mare inherited from his purchase of the Lagardere bloodstock when Baraan overturned the hot favourite Maxios.

Although Baraan has a pedigree that lacks the classic continuity of most of his owner's stock, a quick glance at the sires sent to his dam, the Grindstone mare Brusca, tells you much about her background. For three years running, she was sent to the Lagardere stallion Linamix.

Subsequently sent  to an Aga Khan stallion, Daylami, she produced the Listed winner Brampour, who is now in training with Paul Nicholls.

Baraan is by Dalakhani, who has another exciting Aga Khan three-year-old this year in Vadamar, the winner of the Prix Francois Mathet at Saint-Cloud on April 3 and a possible now for the Derby.

Prix d'Harcourt(Group 2), 10f, 4yo +

PLANTEUR (4 cDanehill Dancer-Plante Rare by Giant's Causeway)

Breeder: Dayton Investments Ltd

The big races at Longchamp have been dominated by the traditional owner/breeders, with the Wildenstein colt Planteur adding to the mix in the Prix d'Harcourt.

By Danehill Dancer, Planteur is out of a half-sister to Grand Prix de Deauville winner Policy Maker while his third dam is Petroleuse, dam of Peintre Celebre. Further back this is the  family of Pawneese.

Prix Finlande (Listed),  9f, 3yo fillies

GLORIOUS SIGHT (f Singspiel-Zelding by Warning)

Breeder:  Kilfrush Stud  Farm

WITH home-breds dominating the classic trials in America,the theme started at Longchamp when Singspiel's daughter Glorious Sight landed the Prix Finlande for Robert Strauss's  Kilfrush Stud.

Her dam, the  Group 3 Prix du Bois winner Zelding, by Warning, is a half-sister to the leading Kilfrush sprinter Zipping, while third dam is the the great Mill Princess, dam of Last Tycoon and Astronef.





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