Daughter of Zarkava Starts Out at Compiegne

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Zarkava | Scoop Dyga

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday’s Insights features a daughter of the undefeated Arc heroine Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar).

2.24 Compiegne, Debutantes, €22,000, 2yo, c/g, 7fT
VISSANI (FR) (Dariyan {Fr}) debuts for The Aga Khan and Alain de Royer-Dupre and is a half-brother to the triple Group 1-winning stayer Vazirabad (Fr) (Manduro {Ger}) whose dam is the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud third Visorama (Ire) (Linamix {Fr}). Among his opponents is Al Shaqab Racing’s High Impact (Fr) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), a Henri-Francois Devin-trained half-brother to the multiple group winner Stormy Antarctic (GB) (Stormy Atlantic) and G2 Queen Mary S. runner-up Al Johrah (GB) (Bated Breath {GB}).
3.32 Compiegne, Debutantes, €22,000, 2yo, f, 7fT
ZAYKAVA (FR) (SIYOUNI {Fr}) is another Aga Khan gem on a big day for the operation and definitely the main focus as the latest progeny to represent the star mare Zarkava (Ire) (Zamindar). A half-sister to the Stud’s first-season sire Zarak (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), the Alain de Royer-Dupre-trained homebred encounters some intriguing types including Godolphin’s Soundscape (GB) (Shamardal), an Andre Fabre-trained half-sister to Hunter’s Light (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}).

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