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Poule d’Essai des Pouliches: Where did they come from?

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Homebreds hold the upper hand in the fillies' Classic, but the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale, delayed from August and renamed in the first year of the pandemic, is well represented with graduates at ParisLongchamp on Sunday. Notably, Blue Diamond Stud bought the dams of both Mangoustine (Fr) and Sicilian Defense (GB) on the same day at the Arqana December Sale of 2019.

ROSACEA (IRE), Soldier Hollow (GB)-Relizane (GB) (Zamindar)

Owner/breeder: Haras De La Perelle

Trainer: Stephane Wattel

Pedigree insight: Third foal out of Relizane (GB) (Zamindar), a winner in France and half-sister to the Canadian Grade I winner Reggane (Red Ransom).

TIMES SQUARE (Fr), Zarak (Fr)-See You Always (GB) (Siyouni {Fr})

Owner: Allan Belshaw

Breeder: Times Of Wigan Ltd

Pedigree insight: Dam is an unraced half-sister to the useful sprinter Direct Times, who is out of a winning half-sister, Elegant Times (Ire), to Group 2 scorer Welsh Emperor (Ire) and Listed-winning sprinter Majestic Times (Ire).

ACER ALLEY (GB), Siyouni (Fr)-Willow View (Lemon Drop Kid)

Owner/breeder: Merry Fox Stud Limited

Trainer: Francis Graffard

Pedigree insight: A half-sister to 9f Grade 1 winner Digital Age (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), while her unraced dam is a half-sister to G1 Moyglare Stud S. winner Cursory Glance (Distorted Humor).

JUMBLY (GB), Gleneagles (Ire)-Thistle Bird (GB) (Selkirk)

Owner: Emmy Rothschild and Partner

Breeder: Emily Rothschild

Trainer: Roger and Harry Charlton

Pedigree insight: A half-sister to three winners, she is the fourth foal out of the classy race mare Thistle Bird (GB), who won the Group 1 Pretty Polly S. at the Curragh in 2014.

TOY (Ire), Galileo (Ire)-You'resothrilling (Ire) Storm Cat)

Owner: D Smith, Mrs J Magnier, M Tabor, Westerberg

Breeder: Coolmore

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien

Pedigree insight: From an outstanding family, she is a sister to seven black-type performers, including dual Guineas and St James's Palace S. winner Gleneagles (Ire), Irish 1000 Guineas winner Marvellous (Ire). You'resothrilling was also a classy race mare and won the G2 Cherry Hinton S.

DAISY MAISY(GB), Wootton Bassett (GB)-Shasta Daisy (GB) (Champs Elysees [GB})

Owner: Mme Gitte Poulsen-Allaire & Philippe Allaire

Breeder: Gestut Zur Kuste Ag

Trainer: Yann Barberot

Sales history: Bought for €240,000 at the Arqana Select Yearling Sale at Deauville (Yann Barberot).

Pedigree insight: Her dam Shasta Daisy (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) is out of a winning sister to Juddmonte-bred sires Showcasing (GB) and Camacho (GB).

ZELDA (Fr), Zelzal (Fr)-Hortensia (Ity) (Orpen)

Owner: Infinity Nine Horses, Ecurie Castillon Bloodstock and Ecurie Jeffroy

Breeder: SCEA des Prairies, Ecurie De Castillon et al

Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

Sales history: N/A

Pedigree insight: From the first crop of Zelzal, her half-brother Chez Pierre (Fr) (Mehmas {Ire}) is unbeaten in France and recently won a stakes race in the U.S. Dam is a half-sister to the dam of Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Vale Of York (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}).

MANGOUSTINE (Fr), Dark Angel (Ire)-Zotilla (Ire) (Zamindar)

Owner: Infinity Nine Horses, Ecurie des Monceaux et al

Breeder: Ecurie des Monceaux, Lordship Stud & Qatar Bloodstock Limited

Trainer: Mikel Delzangles

Sales history: Bought for €46,000 at the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale (David Redvers).

Pedigree insight: Out of a half-sister to the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Flotilla (Fr) (Mizzen Mast). Grand-dam Louvain (Ire) (Sinndat {Ire}) is a half-sister to the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup winner G Force (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}). This is the same family as Lassaut (Fr), who runs in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains.

HEAT OF THE MOMENT (GB), Bobby's Kitten-Heat Of The Night (GB) (Lear Fan)

Owner/breeder: Kirsten Rausing

Trainer: Jane Chapple-Hyam

Pedigree insight: Her half-sister Here To Eternity (Stormy Atlantic) has produced the Hong Kong Group 1 winners Time Warp (GB) and Glorious Forever (GB), both by Archipenko, and was herself a Listed-winning mile.

CACHET (Ire), Aclaim (Ire)-Poyle Sophie (GB) (Teofilo {Ire})

Owner: Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Wild Flower

Breeder: Hyde Park Stud

Trainer: George Boughey

Sales history: Unsold at the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, she reappeared at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze-up Sale in April 2021 and was bought by Highclere for 60,000gns.

Pedigree insight: While she was bred by Hyde Park Stud, it was the late Cecil Wiggins who did the mating, and nurtured the family for generations. Poyle Sophie formed part of a dispersal of his stock when she sold carrying Cachet for just 3,000gns to John Bourke of Hyde Park Stud at the Tattersalls December Sale. Poyle Sophie is a half-sister to four winners.

MQSE DE SEVIGNE (Ire), Siyouni (Fr)-Penne (Fr) (Sevres Rose {Ire})

Owner: Baron Edouard De Rothschild

Breeder: Sc Ecurie De Meautry

Trainer: Andre Fabre

Pedigree insight: A half-sister to five winners, including German Group 1 scorer Meandre (Fr) (Slickly {Fr}). Her dam was Listed-placed in France.

SEA OF ASH (FR), Wooton Bassett (GB)- Sea Of Leaves (Stormy Atlantic)

Owner: Albert Frassetto

Breeder: Johayro Investments Limited

Trainer: Gianluca Bietolini

Sales history: Sold for €55,000.at the Arqana Deauville Select Sale (Marco Bozzi Bloodstock).

Pedigree insight: A half-sister to two winners, she is her dam's sixth foal, who won twice and is from the family of American Grade 1 winners Aptitude and Sleep Easy.

OSMOSE (Fr), Zoffany (Ire)-Meseika (Medaglia d'Oro)

Owner: H H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Breeder: Al Shahania Stud

Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget

Pedigree insight: Dam is an unraced half-sister to dual American Grade 1 winner Unique Bella, whose dam, Unrivaled Belle, won the Group 1 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic in 2010.

SICILIAN DEFENSE (GB), Muhaarar (GB)-Manasarova (More Than Ready)

Owner: Benjamin Teboul

Breeder: Haras de Saint Pair

Trainer: Yann Barberot

Sales history: Sold for €35,000 from Saint Pair in a private sale at the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale.

Pedigree insight: The second foal out of the Listed-placed 2-year-old winner Manasarova, who is out of an unraced half-sister to a US Grade 2 winner Shakis, and from the family of Singspiel (Ire) and Rahy.

WHO KNOWS (Fr), Siyouni (Fr)-Zain Al Boldan (GB) (Poliglote {GB})

Owner: Teruya Yoshida

Breeder: S.A.S Gerard Larrieu, S.A. Aga Khan & Sarl Haras De Saint-Faust

Trainer: Stephane Wattel

Sales history: Sold at the Arqana Deauville Select Yearling Sale for €150,000 (Gerard Larrieu).

Pedigree insight: A half-sister to the Group 2 winner Poetic Dream (Ire) (Poet's Voice {GB}) and black-type performer Chevalier Cathre (Fr) (Sea The Moon {Ger}), her dam, Zain Al Boldan (GB) (Poliglote {GB}) was a Listed winner in Britain.



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