Lizaid Registers A Stakes First For Zarak In Germany

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Lizaid | Baden-Baden/Marc Ruhl

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Trainer Peter Schiergen had already scooped last month's G3 Zukunfstrennen, one of Germany's four juvenile pattern-race contests, with Rocchigiani (GB) (Time Test {GB}) and he doubled up with the once-raced maiden winner Lizaid (Ger) (Zarak {Fr}) in Sunday's G3 Die Winterkonigin – Preis des Derbysiegers Sisfahan at Baden-Baden to provide that filly's freshman sire (by Dubawi {Ire}) with a first black-type triumph. Lizaid's debut score came in the same one-mile Hannover maiden annexed by 2018 heroine Whispering Angel (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) and she remained undefeated to provide her trainer with a fourth renewal and a first since 2007. The eventual winner was well away from the inside stall and bowled along behind the leading duo in third after the initial exchanges of this black-type bow. Sent wide with the field into the straight, the 27-5 chance claimed the stands' side rail and the lead with 350 metres remaining and kept on strongly under final-furlong rousting to secure a career high by 2 1/4 lengths from 28-1 rank outsider Rondina (Ger) (Intello {Ger}). Rondina denied Schiergen an exacta by outbobbing Barina (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) by a short head for second while 33-10 favourite Lacuna (GB) (Shalaa {Ire}) ran on from rear to finish a neck back in fourth.

Schiergen was delighted with the performances of Lizaid and Barina and said, “Both fillies had been working well and had improved from their debut victory, as a lot of my young horses do, so we were quite hopeful beforehand. Looking at the way they are bred, they should both be suited by longer distances next year.”

Lizaid is the first of two foals produced by G2 Diana-Trial third Litaara (Ger) (Wiener Walzer {Ger}), herself kin to MGSW G2 Union-Rennen victor Liang Kay (Ger) (Dai Jin {GB}) and stakes-winning G3 Kolner Herbst-Stuten-Meile placegetter Laeya Star (Ger) (Royal Dragon). The latter is the dam of G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen third Laeyos (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}) while Liang Kay's full-sister Laey Diamond (Ger) produced G1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) heroine Lacazar (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) and G3 Herzog von Ratibor-Rennen runner-up Liberry Gold (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}). The March-foaled homebred bay's dual stakes-winning second dam Linton Bay (Ger) (Funambule) is the leading performer out of Ludhiana (Ger) (Ti Amo {Ger}), whose descendants also include Listed Bayerischer Fliegerpreis and Listed Dallmayr Coupe Lukull winner Lonicera (Ger) (Charmer {Ire}). Lizaid hails from the family of Preis der Diana-winning champion Lis (Ger) (Masetto {Ger}) and she is kin to a weanling filly by Best Solution (Ire).

Sunday, Baden-Baden, Germany
DIE WINTERKONIGIN – PREIS DES DERBYSIEGERS SISFAHAN-G3, €105,000, Baden-Baden, 10-17, 2yo, f, 8fT, 1:42.87, gd.
1–LIZAID (GER), 128, f, 2, by Zarak (Fr)
1st Dam: Litaara (Ger) (GSP-Ger), by Wiener Walzer (Ger)
2nd Dam: Linton Bay (Ger), by Funambule
3rd Dam: Ludhiana (Ger), by Ti Amo (Ger)
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-Gestut Haus Zoppenbroich (GER); T-Peter Schiergen; J-Bauyrzhan Murzabayev. €60,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, €63,000. Werk Nick Rating: F. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Rondina (Ger), 128, f, 2, Intello (Ger)–Rondinay (Fr), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB). O-Stall Carpe Diem; B-Ralf Kredel (GER); T-Waldemar Hickst. €23,000.
3–Barina (Ire), 128, f, 2, Gleneagles (Ire)–Biscaya Bay (GB), by Dansili (GB). O-Gestut Ammerland; B-Ammerland Verwaltung & Co GmbH & Co KG (IRE); T-Peter Schiergen. €11,000.
Margins: 2 1/4, SHD, NK. Odds: 5.40, 27.60, 11.40.
Also Ran: Lacuna (GB), Enjoy The Dream (GB), Rosenart (GB), Stephanie In Love (Fr), Atomic Blonde (Ger), Artemia, Indian Sunset (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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