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May 6, 2017 - MAISONS-LAFFITTE, Race 5, Mdn, EUR €30,000, 10f, 132.35, 3yo, c/g

Volfango (Ire), C, 3, 2014 by Dutch Art (GB)

1st Dam: Celebre Vadala (Fr) (SW-Fr), by Peintre Celebre
2nd Dam: Vadlamixa (Fr), by Linamix (Fr)
3rd Dam: Vadlava (Fr), by Bikala (Ire)

Owner: SCEA Haras de Saint Pair
Breeder: SCEA Haras de Saint Pair (Ire)
Trainer: Freddy Head

Sent off at 7-1, the bay Volfango was a touch slow from the gates before quickly establishing an ideal stalking spot behind the leading trio under Aurelien Lemaitre. Full of running in early straight, the homebred loomed to Bounderby (GB) (Manduro {Ger}) approaching the furlong pole and drew away under hand riding from there to register an impressive 3 1/2-length success. The winner is a half-brother to last year’s G1 Prix du Moulin and G2 Prix du Muguet hero Vadamos (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}), who was also second in the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois and the winner of the previous season’s G2 Oettingen-Rennen, G1SW-Fr & GSW-Ger, $943,175. His useful dam is a half to the G1 Queen Anne S. and G1 Prix d’Ispahan-winning sire Valixir (Ire) and to the dam of the G1 Prix Saint-Alary-winning duo Vazira (Fr) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) and Vadawina (Ire) (Unfuwain). Others descended from the listed-winning Vadlamixa are the G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris scorer Vadamar (Fr) (Dalakhani {Ire}) and the G3 Prix Cleopatre winner Vadapolina (Fr) (Trempolino), dam of the G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches runner-up Veda (Fr) (Dansili {GB}). Also connected to the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile-winning sire Val Royal (Fr), the G1 Prix de Diane heroine Valyra (GB) (Azamour {Ire}) and G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains and G1 Prix Jacques le Marois scorer Vahorimix (Fr) (Linamix {Fr}), the dam also has a 2-year-old colt by Pour Moi (Ire) named Stirling Value (GB) and a yearling filly by New Approach (Ire). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €14,100.

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