Almanzor's Rajapour Notches Comfortable Isonomy Win


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His Highness The Aga Khan's hitherto undefeated Rajapour (Ire) (Almanzor {Fr}–Raydara {Ire}, by Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}) took his record to a perfect three-for-three with a comfortable victory in Wednesday's Listed Prix Isonomy at Deauville.

Wednesday, Deauville, France
PRIX ISONOMY-Listed, €60,000, Deauville, 10-19, 2yo, 8fT, 1:49.53, sf.
1–RAJAPOUR (IRE), 126, c, 2, by Almanzor (Fr)
1st Dam: Raydara (Ire) (GSW-Ire, $136,082), by Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire)
2nd Dam: Raydiya (Ire), by Marju (Ire)
3rd Dam: Raydaniya (Ire), by In The Wings (GB)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-H H The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan's Studs SC (IRE); T-Jean-Claude Rouget; J-Cristian Demuro. €30,000. Lifetime Record: 3-3-0-0, €60,500. *1/2 to Ridenza (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), GSP-Ire.
2–Bolshkinov (Fr), 126, c, 2, Camacho (GB)–Gonzeville (Fr), by Le Havre (Ire). (€100,000 Ylg '21 ARQAUG) O-Alain Jathiere; B-Gestut Zur Kuste AG (FR); T-Yann Barberot. €12,000.
3–Greygoria (Ire), 122, f, 2, The Grey Gatsby (Ire)–Louve Rare (Ire), by Rock Of Gibraltar (Ire). 1ST BLACK TYPE. (€18,000 Wlg '20 ARQDEC). O-Guy Pariente; B-Hubert Mazeaud (IRE); T-Satoshi Kobayashi. €9,000.
Margins: 2, 3HF, HD. Odds: 0.30, 4.30, 30.00.
Also Ran: Solaire (Fr), Galishko (Fr), Harmattan (Fr). Video, sponsored by TVG.

Rajapour followed up an Aug. 6 debut success at this venue with a Sept. 10 conditions win over this distance at Chantilly last time and made a smooth transition into stakes company with a career high in this black-type bow. Restrained to race off the tempo in third through halfway, he made smooth headway rounding the home turn to loom large on the bridle at the top of the straight and was not for catching once easing ahead with 300 metres remaining, hitting the line with plenty in hand.

Rajapour is the fourth of six foals and one of three scorers from as many runners produced by G2 Debutante S. victrix Raydara (Ire) (Rock Of Gibraltar {Ire}), herself a half-sister to Listed Grand Prix de Fontainebleau placegetter Rondonia (Ire) (Raven's Pass). The February-foaled homebred chestnut is a half-brother to G3 Derrinstown Stud Fillies S. third Ridenza (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire), a yearling colt by Sea The Stars (Ire) and a weanling colt by Siyouni (Fr).


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