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Youmzain is narrowly denied by Dylan Thomas in the 2007 Arc

Will Sagacious be as good as her half-brother Youmzain (above)?

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Youmzain half-sister scores on her debut

SAGACIOUS' pedigree may not have immediately suggested that she wouldbe a debut two-year-old winner, but heavy going and the mile trip of the maiden that closed today's card at the Curragh conspired to produce ideal conditions for the daughter of Dalakhani to do just that.

The filly, who is trained by Jim Bolger, won by a length from fellow debutante Alsalwa, a daughter of Nayef and a €400,000 Arqana yearling purchase for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

Sagacious is out of Sadima, a Sadler's Wells half-sister to Pilsudski who has proved to be a revelation as a broodmare for her owner, Irish retail magnate Frank Dunne.

Sadima's first foal was Youmzain, a son of Sinndar who is a dual Group 1 winner and has finished runner-up in the last two renewals of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

Her second foal, Creachadoir, a son of King's Best, won theLockinge Stakes, and her third foal, Shreyas, a sister to Sagacious, won a Group 3 at Gowran Park last year and has scored in two Listed events this season.

Sagacious, Sadima's fifth foal, holds entries for the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile and Cheveley Park Stakes.

Sadima also has a yearling sister to Sinndar, and a foal at foot who is a sister to Creachadoir.






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