Arcano Filly Remains Unbeaten in Italian Oaks

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Arcano, the sire of Italian Oaks heroine Eulaila | Scoop Dyga

Quafin SPA's Eulaila (Ity) (Arcano {Ire}) kept her perfect record intact with a one-length defeat of Cima Star (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the G2 Premio Oaks d'Italia at San Siro on Sunday.

Trying 2200 metres for the first time, the 7-1 chance broke from gate 10 and pressed the pace set by Zelandia (Fr) (Olympic Glory {Ire}) from the bell. A half-length back in second as the field entered the turn, she had dead aim on the pacesetter with a half-mile remaining. Asked to quicken down the straight, she stuck her neck in front a quarter mile from home and withstood all comers to win comfortably. Cima Star (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) closed to take second, 3/4 of a length in front of Anoush (Ger) (Isfahan {Ger}) with Sopran Basilea (Ire) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) a nose back in fourth. It was another 2 ½ lengths to the 6-5 crowd's pick Invite (Ire) (The Gurkha {Ire}), who was held up at a crucial stage, in fifth.

Yet to taste defeat, Eulaila graduated at first asking going 1800 metres in Milan on Oct. 18, and returned at three to take a Rome 2000-metre contest by a half-length on Apr. 5. Her last start prior to the Oaks was a one-length win going that trip in Rome on May 2.

 

Pedigree Notes

Eulaila is the first Classic winner for the 2009 G1 Prix Morny winner Arcano (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}), who is making the most of his opportunities in Italy, with 17 stakes winners, seven at the group level, to date.

A dual winner and second in the Listed Premio Criterium Femminile, Eubea foaled an Arcano colt in 2017 and Eulaila, her last known produce, is her second. The second dam, Egesia (GB) (Kaldoun {Fr}), a two-time Italian listed winner, also threw the stakes-placed Einstein (Ity) (Lando {Ger}) and the Group 3-placed Everarda (Ger) (Singspiel {Ire}), herself the dam of Italian stakes winner Donna Prassede (Ity) (Manduro {Ger}) and the stakes placed Epsom (Ity) (Gladiatorus).

Eulaila's great granddam is the G2 Premio Principe de Amedeo third Heil (GB) (Star Appeal {Ire}), a half-sister to G2 Prix de l'Opera heroine Hortensia (Fr) (Luthier {Fr}).

 

Sunday, San Siro, Italy
PREMIO OAKS D'ITALIA-G2, €366,300, San Siro, 6-6, f, 3yo, 2200mT, 2:14.10, gd.
1–EULAILA (ITY), 126, 3, f, Arcano (Ire)
                1st Dam: Eubea (Ity), by Pounced
                2nd Dam: Egesia (GB), by Kaldoun (Fr)
                3rd Dam: Heil (GB), by Star Appeal (Ire)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. 1ST GROUP WIN. O-Quafin SPA; B-Al
Dei Lagoni SRL (Ity); T-A. Botti; J-Dario Vargiu. €141,525.
Lifetime Record: 4-4-0-0, €164,025. Werk Nick Rating: D+.
   Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Cima Star (Ire), 126, 3, f, Sea The Stars (Ire)–Snowfield, by
Tale of the Cat. (€90,000 Wlg '18 GOFNOV; €150,000 Ylg '19
SGASEP). O-A. & C. Borsani SNC; B-Allevamento Le. Gi. SRL
Societa' Agricola (Ire); €62,271.
3–Anoush (Ger), 126, 3, f, Isfahan (Ger)–Absolute Gold (Ger), by
Kendargent (Fr). (€20,000 Ylg '19 BBAAUG). O-Darius Racing;
B-Gestut Karlshof (Ger); €33,966.
Margins: 1, 3/4, NO. Odds: 7.00, 7.75, 2.25.
Also Ran: Sopran Basilea (Ire), Invite (Ire), Memo De L'Alguer (Ire), Sopran Kalypso (Ire), Zelandia (Fr), Kharsang (Ger), Nania (Ger). Click for the Racing Post chart or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video.

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