DALWARI LOOKS READY FOR A STEP UP IN GRADE
His Highness the Aga Khan looks to have another smart three-year old in the More Than Ready colt Dalwari, who ran out the comfortable winner of yesterday’s Gr.3 Prix de Guiche at Chantilly. The Jean-Claude Rouget-trained colt beat Mshawish (Medaglia D’Oro) by a length and a quarter, with the last month’s Gr.3 Prix La Force winner Triple Threat (Monsun) back in third.
Dalwari had won a debutants race on this couse in November (yesterday’s runner-up was fifth) and had finished third on his seasonal debut at Longchamp, one place ahead of yesterday’s Marseille winner Au Revoir (Singspiel), though the winner of that race, Superplex (Multiplex), was firmly put in his place by Ocovango (Monsun) next time out in the Gr.2 Prix Greffulhe.
The winner is the third foal out of the Kalanisi mare Dalmiya, an unraced half-sister to the Champion racehorses and sires Daylami (Doyoun) and Dalakhani (Darshaan), as well as to the Gr.3-winning sprinter Dalghar (Anabaa) and the twice Gr.1-placed Daymarti (Caerleon). Dalmiya has a yearling colt by Langfuhr and produced a colt by Include on 9th March.
Prominent throughout, Dalwari quickened to the fore entering the final 300 metres, last month’s Gr.3 Prix La Force victor Triple Threat losing his chance when breaking very slowly from the stalls. The bay thus became the 50th Graded/Group winner by Vinery’s Gr.1 King's Bishop Stakes hero More Than Ready, 13 of whom have triumphed at the highest level.
Point of Interest, we have bred a couple of Perfectly Ready (by More Than Ready) mares to Dalghar, and await their foals this Spring.
Dalwari is the third foal of Dalmiya, who has a yearling colt by Langfuhr and foaled a colt by Include on 9thMarch. By Kalanisi, Dalmiya is out of Daltawa. Winner of the Listed Prix Ronde de Nuit and runner-up in the Gr.3 Prix Penelope, the daughter of Miswaki and the Listed placed Damana achieved enduring fame as the dam of Daylami and Dalakhani. By Kalanisi’s sire Doyoun, Daylami won seven times at the highest level, includingthe Poule d’Essai des Poulains, Breeders’ Cup Turf, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Irish Champion Stakes and Eclipse Stakes and, with Montjeu, was the highest rated horse in the world in1999. He now stands atCoolagown Stud, county Cork. By Darshaan, whose grandsire Mill Reef is the sire of Doyoun, Gilltown Stud's Dalakhani won the Gr.1 Criterium International as a juvenile before training on to become the highest rated three-year-old in the world in 2003 when winning the Prix du Jockey Club and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Daltawa is also the dam of Anabaa’s Gr.3 Prix du Palais-Royal victor Dalghar and Caerleon’s Gr.1 Prix Lupin runner-up Daymarti, while Daylami's winning full-sister Daltaiyma produced the Gr.3 Prix de la Grotte victrix Daltaya to Anabaa, Daltaya in turn being the dam of Giant's Causeway’s Gr.2 Prix de Royallieu victrixDalkala
Source: ALASTAIR NICOLSON