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O.P. « 2018-Oct-19, 08:37 AM »
A couple of nice winners in the 2yo newcomer races over 1800m at Longchamps overnight.

Shendam took out the colts' division easily from Battle of Toro, with the others miles away. The winner's an Aga Khan home bred by Charm Spirit from a typically deep AK family. Dam won a couple of G3s and the grand dam won the French Oaks. Battle of Toro is a home bred for Godolphin, by New Approach from the good Redoute's Choice mare, Galician, which is the family of Qld Oaks winner, Allow. 

Merimbula, a Dalakhani filly ex a Galileo mare ex a Secretariat mare, led all the way in the fillies' race, to prevail over Solage, a 700,000 Galileo yearling, and Queen, by Kingman ex the champion mare, Pride. The rest were beaten easily. Merimbula wasn't as visually impressive as Shendam, but she ran more than 3 seconds quicker than the boys.

I'd be surprised if we don't hear more about some of these next season.

 

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« 2018-Oct-19, 08:44 AM Reply #1 »
Merimbula named after the NSW south coast town?

Or is the town named after something else  :what:

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« 2018-Oct-21, 05:01 PM Reply #2 »
Merimbula named after the NSW south coast town?

Yes.

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« 2018-Oct-21, 05:02 PM Reply #3 »
The caller was not pronouncing her as such.  >:(

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« 2018-Oct-21, 08:55 PM Reply #4 »
Occupational hazard with callers over there.

Which is why a filly named Wagga Wagga was pronounced Wagger Wagger, and a colt named Kosciuszko was pronounced Kozshewsko.

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« 2018-Dec-10, 04:35 PM Reply #5 »
Shendam took out the colts' division easily from Battle of Toro, with the others miles away. The winner's an Aga Khan home bred by Charm Spirit from a typically deep AK family. Dam won a couple of G3s and the grand dam won the French Oaks. Battle of Toro is a home bred for Godolphin, by New Approach from the good Redoute's Choice mare, Galician, which is the family of Qld Oaks winner, Allow. 

Merimbula, a Dalakhani filly ex a Galileo mare ex a Secretariat mare, led all the way in the fillies' race, to prevail over Solage, a 700,000 Galileo yearling, and Queen, by Kingman ex the champion mare, Pride. The rest were beaten easily. Merimbula wasn't as visually impressive as Shendam, but she ran more than 3 seconds quicker than the boys.

Shendam's 1/2 sister, Shomaria, a 3yo filly by Exceed and Excel, sold for 330,000 at Arqana on Saturday night. She's 4 start maiden at present, so I'd be guessing that the buyer's rather hoping for a Shendam led upgrade to the pedigree page.

Solage's runner up placing to Merimbula obviously impressed some, as she increased her value to from 700k to 1m on the back of it at the same sale. 

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« 2019-Mar-15, 11:57 PM Reply #6 »
Connections evidently have high hopes for Shendam.

He's entered in the French 2000 Guineas, French Derby and Grand Prix de Paris at home,  plus the English Derby, for good measure.

Merimbula is slightly more conservatively nominated - just the G1 Prix St Alary and French Oaks for her.


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