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Evaporation extends distaff black-type streak

Prix Amandine (Listed), Maisons-Laffitte, 7f, 3yo fillies

EVAPORATION (b f Red Ranson - Polygreen, Green Tune)

Breeder: Wertheimer et Frere, in France

AFTER finishing third to Joanna in last month's Group 2 Prix Sandringham, Evaporation got a deserved first stakes win on the board with a neck victory over German raider Devilish Lips (by Konigstiger) in the Prix Amandine on Sunday.

In doing so, Carlos Laffon-Parias-trained Evaporation extended a remarkable run of stakes-winning success in her maternal family, as all bar one of her first six dams captured at least one black-type race for their owner-breeders the Wertheimer family.

Carlos Laffon-Parias, French trainer

Carlos Laffon-Parias: trains winner

  PICTURE: Mark Cranham  

Her dam, Polygreen, won the Listed Prix d'Angerville; her second dam, Yxenery, won the Listed Prix La Camargo and Prix Saraca; and her third dam, Polyxena, won the Listed Prix de Saint-Cyr and Prix Petite Etoile.

Her fourth dam, Minstrel Girl, breaks the chain of stakes winners but she was hardly a black sheep, as she ran second in the Group 1 Criterium des Pouliches.

Minstrel Girl's dam, Mige, won the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes, as did Mige's dam, Midget II – who also won the Prix de la Foret (Group 1) and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Coronation Stakes and Prix Maurcie de Gheest between 1955 and 1957.

Evaporation also pays further tribute to her sire Red Ransom, who died last year.

Red Ransom has also featured this year in the pedigrees of multiple Group 1-winning Australian mare Typhoon Tracy and Britannia Stakes Handicap winner Ransom Note, who are both by the son of Roberto, as well as Oaks heroine Snow Fairy, who is by Red Ransom's son Intikhab, and Grade 1 scorers Devil May Care and Mahbooba, who are out of Red Ransom mares.




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