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Zaynar half-brother off the mark at Longchamp

THE Prix du Musée Carnavalet, a 1m race for unraced three-year-old colts and geldings run at Longchamp today, featured several horses with intriguing pedigrees, and it was a half-brother to this year's Triumph Hurdle winner Zaynar who landed the spoils.

Zaidpour, owned and bred by the Aga Khan and trained by Alain de Royer-Dupré, was steered by Christophe Soumillon to a one-length victory over Super Kenny, a Nicolas Clement-trained son of Kendor.

Back in fourth was Lennox Law, a Cape Cross half-brother to Prix du Jockey Club winner Lawman and Prix de Diane heroine Latice who is also trained by Royer-Dupré, while in fifth was Father Figure, a Juddmonte-owned and bred son of Mizzen Mast out of a full-sister to Danehill.

Warolino, a Wertheimer Brothers-bred son of War Chant out of a half-sister to Leroidesanimaux and from the family of top producer Hasili, filled sixth position.

A son of Red Ransom, Zaidpour is out of the 14-year-old Kahyasi mare Zainta, a winner of the Prix Saint-Alary and Prix de Diane. The dam also has a two-year-old filly by Azamour and a yearling filly by Green Desert on the ground.

Orchard bears fruit in Rodin
THE fillies' equivalent of the maiden, the Prix du Musee Rodin, was also won by a half-sibling to a notable performer, with Cherry Orchard carrying the colours of Sheikh Mohammed to a narrow victory.

The King's Best half-sister to St Leger runner-up The Last Drop is trained by Andre Fabre, and was bred by Sunderland Holdings and sold as a foal to John Ferguson for 180,000gns.







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