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Classic third Shamalgan a late entry for Arqana

THIS season's Poule d'Essai des Poulains third Shamalgan is one of six wild card additions to Monday's Arqana Autumn sale at Saint-Cloud.

An €80,000 Arqana August yearling graduate trained by young Czech Republic-based handler Arslangirey Shavuyev, Shamalgan won in the Czech Republic and finished third in the Group 3 Prix de Conde last year at two.

This season the son of Footstepsinthesand has failed to win but he has finished third behind Lope De Vega and Dick Turpin in the French counterpart to the 2,000 Guineas as well as runner-up in the Prix Eugene Adam.

Shamalgan will be catalogued as lot 50.

The other wildcards are twice Listed-placed Persiste Et Signe, who becomes wildcard 20; Listed winner Partner Shift, who becomes lot 30; and well-bred juvenile Soliste, who becomes lot 75.

Also: Qalinas, third on his hurdling debut last month, who becomes lot 75, and bumper winner Tenor Des Pictons, who becomes wildcard 150.

Arqana introduced the wildcard system to its November sale last year.





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