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Chilean Derby runner-up by Dynaformer stallion

SAHARA SUN, who in February finished second in the El Derby, (the Chilean Derby (G1)) to Ashtar, brings somethingof an international flavour to the north of England today - the colt is due to run in the Coopers Conditions Stakes at Doncaster.

Luca Cumani - trainer

Luca Cumani runs the Chilean Derby runner-up at Doncaster today

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

The Group 2-winning four-year-old, bred by Haras La Obra, is now in training with Luca Cumani having been bought by Australian interests after his Derby performance. He holds an entry in the Cox Plate.

Sahara Sun was purchased by OTI, whoare Australian-based owners who have had lots of horses with me in the past,” saidCumani, who is still getting acquainted with the newcomer. “He’s settled in really well and looks a nice horse. He’s been working really well but it’s hard to gauge their ability
until they have raced.”

He is by a stallion called Milt's Overture, a 20-year-old sire by Dynaformer and a winner of the Jefferson Cup Stakes at Churchill Downs. The sire's other international Group-class runner to date is La Haina, who finished second in the Clasico Polla de Potrancas (G1).

Haras La Obra in Chilie is owned by the Senoret family, whose biggest international claim to fame so far is as breeders of Cocoa Beach, a daughter of Doneraile Court owned by Godolphin who finished second to Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic in 2008. She also won two Grade 1 races in the US - the Beldame Stakes and the Matriarch Stakes.

 

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