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Speed and precocity the watch-words as Zafeen’s yearlings hit Doncaster 04/08/08

The St Leger Yearling Sale, which takes place from 26 to 28 August, is the first of its kind in the calendar on British soil and has become a notable source of precocious juveniles.

This year’s catalogue features five of Zafeen’s first crop, the first of which to go through the ring is lot 208, a filly whose half-sister Doughnut has been doing much to advertise the family’s talents this season with two wins to her name already, including a Conditions race at Chester in July.

This bay filly, consigned by Robin and Scarlett Knipe’s Cobhall Court Stud, is out of juvenile winner Pure Speculation and was born on 30 April, but this relatively late foaling date should not be seen as a disadvantage as this was the exact same date that Doughnut was born the year before. She went on to win on her debut at Folkestone in the spring when she had not even reached the age of two.

Another two-year-old winner who has already produced two winning juveniles from her two runners to date is Silk Law, by Barathea, whose Zafeen filly is catalogued as lot 275 as part of the Trickledown Stud consignment. Lot 289, also a filly, from Glidawn Stud in Ireland, is the first living foal of Sparkling Clear (Efisio), herself a daughter of Champion two-year-old filly Shoot Clear.

The last of the four Zafeen fillies at the St Leger sale is out of Alice Blackthorn (lot 362), by Forzando, yet another speedy two-year-old herself and a half-sister to Group-winning sprinter Ratio and the multiple winners Heywood and Rochdale.

The only Zafeen colt in the sale is lot 486 from David Powell’s Catridge Farm Stud. He is out of Diddymu (Revoque), whose two runners to date, Splendidio and Summon Up Theblood are both winners. Though Diddymu waited until she was three to venture into the winner’s enclosure, her two full-sisters Elsie Hart and Magic Myth both scored at two.

The St Leger Festival Sale takes place a fortnight later on 10 and 11 September and includes a January-foaled Zafeen colt, the first foal of Sambarina (Victory Note), consigned by Heatherwold for Horizon Bloodstock. Like all the Zafeen yearlings on offer in the earlier sale, this is again a family laced with much speed and precocity and featuring King’s Stand winner Dominica and Nunthorpe winner Ya Malak.