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The Cheka - Haydock 3:35

The Cheka (red) fends off Regal Parade (right) to win the Timeform Jury Stakes. Both are grandsons of Model Bride

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Saturday's stakes races: all you need to know

A breeding analysis of The Cheka will appear in tomorrow's results section of the Racing Post.

TWO grandsons of Model Bride, a Juddmonte-bred half-sister to Zafonic's dam Zaizafon, fought out the finish of the Group 3 Timeform Jury Stakes at Haydock; the winner, The Cheka, is one of three winners out of Model Bride's unplaced Royal Academy daughter Veiled Beauty, while the runner-up, Regal Parade, is out of the mare's minor winning Kingmambo daughter Model Queen.

Given that The Cheka is a paternal grandson of Zafonic, he is inbred 4x3 to Juddmonte foundation mare Mofida.

The Cheka is the 12th Pattern scorer by Dewhurst Stakes winner Xaar, stands at Darley Japan for Y1,000,00 (£7,494/€8,650).

BARGAIN purchases fought out the finish of the Listed Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock with Show Rainbow narrowly coming out on top over March On Beetroot and Sweet Cecily.

The winner was snapped up by Gill Richardson on behalf of Jaber Abdullah for £13,000 at the DBS St Leger Festival Yearling Sales. Runner-up March On Beetroot was purchased at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-up by Dwayne Woods for 30,000gns - a moderate sum considering the colt is by Cape Cross - while Sweet Cecily cost Bath Bloodstock just €3,000 at the 2009 Goffs November Foal Sale.

Show Rainbow is only the second stakes winner by the 2,000 Guineas and Champion Stakes winner Haafhd, who stands at Nunnery Stud for £5,000. Bred by the Follow The Flag Partnership, she is the second foal and winner out of Rainbow Sky, a winning Rainbow Quest half-sister to two minor winners. Further back, it is the family of champion Italian miler and successful sire Efisio.

DANSILI'S strong month continued in styleat Haydock when Ferdoos outbattled Vita Nova to take the Listed Pinnacle Stakes. The filly is the seventh stakes winner this month for her sire, who currently sits in second behind Galileo on the leading sires' list.

Ferdoos was bred by Mrs A. Shaykhutdinova and bought by trainer Michael Jarvis for 200,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Sale. She is a half-sister to Italian Listed winner Brusco (by Rock Of Gibraltar) and the second foal out of the Listed-placed Blaze Of Colour, a Rainbow Quest half-sister to the smart pair Equity Princess and Blue Dream.

With Dansili and Rainbow Quest each playing a major part in the success of Juddmonte, Dansili has unsurprisingly received plenty of opportunity with Rainbow Quest-line mares. And it is a cross which has enjoyed its share of success, producing Group 3 winners Glowing and Sense Of Joy in addition to Ferdoos. Another Group 3 winner, Famous Name, is out of a mare by Quest For Fame.

ANOTHER stallion enjoying a strong 2011 is Gilltown Stud's Azamour, who was represented by his fifth stakes winner of the campaign when Laajooj ploughed a lone furrow up the far side to take the Listed Fairway Stakes at Newmarket.

Next weekend could mark a turning point in the stud career of Azamour since the son of Night Shift will be represented in the Investec Oaks by Sirens Song and Investec Derby by Native Khan.

Laajooj is taking more after Azamour than his dam, Flanders, who won four races over 5f at two and a 5f Listed race at three. The daughter of Common Grounds has been a grand servant for Kildaragh Stud, who bred and sold Laajooj for150,000gns to Shadwell Estates as a yearling; each of the mare's seven runners have won led by Grade 3 winner Louvain (by Sinndar).




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