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Doyen sires first black-type winner

KING George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes hero Doyen sired his first black-type winner on Friday, when his daughterLady's purse landed the Listed Prix Caravelle over 1m2½f for three-year-old fillies at Toulouse.

Lady's Purse is now trained in France by Henri-Alex Pantall for Sheikh Mohammed, having began her career last year with Saeed Bin Suroor, for whom she ran once, when finishing down the field in a Salisbury maiden won by Pipette.

Saeed Bin Suroor - Edward Whitaker

Saeed Bin Suroor: trained Doyen

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker 

She would rank among the sheikh's cheaper purchases, having been bought from her breeder Bumble Mitchell for 20,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

Lady's Purse is the 11th foal outof the Lomond mare Jetbeeah, whose earlier progeny include Listed-placed Dazilyn Lady.

She hails from the first crop of Doyen, an immaculately bred son of Sadler's Wells and Prix de Diane runner-up Moon Cactus, and brother to Oaks heroine Moonshell.

Doyen finished fourth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for Andre Fabre at three, and moved to Bin Suroor at four, when he won the Hardwicke Stakes and King George.

Originally retired to Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, he was transferred to Gestüt Auenquelle last year. He stands at a fee of €5,000 this year.

 

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