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Kodiac: Indigo River is his sixth stakes winner

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Impressive Californian stakeswinner for Kodiac

IRISH-bred Indigo River posted her second American victory of the year fortrainer Jeff Mullins on Sunday when powering past Vionnet to land the Listed Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita.

The three-year-old filly, who was successful in a Roscommon maiden for Paul Flynn last year, becomes the sixth stakes winner from the first two crops of racing age sired by Kodiac. A Group 3-placed Danehill half-brother to Invincible Spirit, Kodiac stands at Tally Ho Stud for €7,500.

The son of Danehill is the sire of ten stakes runners overall including the tough Listed-winning two-year-olds Bathwick Bear and Sweet Cecily.

Bred by David Bean, Indigo River is a half-sister to three minor Flat winners as well as a winner over point-to-points. They are out of the Mujtahid mare Sunny Slope, a dual winner over 1m and 1m1f who is out of a daughter of 1,000 Guineas third Kesar Queen. Further back it is the family of top spinter Marchand d'Or.

Sunny Slope has a yearling filly by Intikhab.




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