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Shareta York - 23.08.2012

Shareta (far side): a fourth Group 1 winner for Sinndar

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Sinndar filly Shareta bags Yorkshire Oaks

York: Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1), 1m4f, 3yo+ fillies

SHARETA (4 f Sinndar - Shawara by Barathea)

Bred by His Highness The Aga Khan's Studs S C in Ireland

SHARETA'S game success over The Fugue in the Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday saw her continue her family's successful association with the Aga Khan stallion Sinndar, whose stud career was ignited back in 2005 through Shareta's close relation Shawanda. 

Her victory came on the same afternoon that Sinndar's Selkirk half-sister, Sequence, ran second in the Galtres Stakes for the Queen.

Shawanda, who is a half-sister to Shareta's Listed-winning dam Shawara, was the stand-out of Sinndar's first crop, winning the Irish Oaks and the Prix Vermeille. She has since bred Group 3 winner Genius Beast as well as Encke, who ran third in Wednesday's Great Voltigeur Stakes.

Sinndar, the Derby and Arc hero of 2000, is also responsible for the Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Rosanara, another bred by the Aga Khan, and Mick Channon's top-class performer Youmzain. He was out of a mare by Sadler's Wells, also the sire of Shareta's damsire Barathea. The Sinndar - Sadler's Wells nick has also produced the Derby third Aqaleem and a pair of Listed winners.

Sinndar stands at Haras de Bonneval for €7,500.

Shareta is the sixth foal out of Shawara, a 1m Listed winner for Shareta's trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre, and a half-sister to the Listed-placed Shazand. Further back, it is the family of smart 7f filly Shamaniya and Fred Winter Juvenile Novices´ Handicap Hurdle winner Shamayoun.

Jaguar Cars Lowther Stakes (Group 2), 6f, 2yo fillies

ROSDHU QUEEN (f Invincible Spirit - Green Minstrel by Green Tune)

Bred by Old Carhue & Graeng Bloodstock in Ireland

ROSDHU Queen became Invincible Spirit's 15th stakes winner of the year when she won a Listed race at Newbury last week and she took the transition to Group company in her stride. Invincible Spirit also sired the 2010 winner of this race Hooray.

Invincible Spirit was all speed as a racehorse, winning the Haydock Sprint Cup, and he has passed that trait on to many of his offspirng. His two Group 1 winners this season are the crack sprinters Moonlight Cloud (Prix Maurice De Gheest) and July Cup hero Mayson, who lines up in tomorrow's Nunthorpe Stakes. However, the Irish National Stud's flagbearer is also capable of producing Classic types who stay further, Lawman being a prime example.

Rosdhu Queen is a half-sister to the 5f juvenile-winning pair Crimson Knot and Mimiteh. However, there is reason to believe the filly will get further in time and develop into a 1,000 Guineas contender since she is out of the Green Tune mare Green Minstrel who won Group 3 Prix d'Aumale over 1m as a two-year-old.

Later in the day Invincible Spirit's son, Lawman, was responsible for Lady Wingshot, who won the Group 3 Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary.

The three-year-old filly, trained by Jim Bolger, is a half-sister to the Listed-winning two-year-old Bahama Mama.




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