Daughter of Fasliyev wins first Group race
THE Fasliyev filly Lady Deauville gave Hayley Turner the first Patternrace victory of her career in the Group 3 Lando Trophy at Hanover on Sunday. It was also the first German Group race to be won by a woman rider.
The Paul Blockley-trained three-year-old led them over to the stands rails entering the straight, and responded well when driven to hold the challenge of the favourite Prince Flori inside the final two furlongs.
Blockley said after the race: "That's great. Hayley gave her a brilliant ride. Lady Deauville is entered ina Listed race at Fontainebleau but we'll probably give that a miss now. I don't know if she will stay in training and I'll have to speak to the owner."
L:ady Deauville is out of Mercalle, the championolder mare in Europe in 1990. By Kaldoun, she won eight races through her career with a highlight being success in the Group1 Prix du Cadran. That was her sole Group race success.
She has produced 13 foals, 10 runners and five winners, including Fabulous La Fouine, who was nominated the 1996 Japanese champion filly after finishing second in the Japan Cup-G1.
Former Coolmore sire Fasliyev now stands in Japan himself and is the sire of eight European-trained stakes performers in 2008, including Prix Eugene Adam runner-up City Leader.
Lady Deauville was bred by Aerial Bloodstock and was purchased at the Arqana Deauville Sale in 2006 by Frank Jordan for €90,000