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  • Writer's pictureJour De Galop

Diwan, better on polytrack

Diwan (Shalaa) opened his account in the Pierre Massot Prize (Maiden), for his first essay on the P.S.F. The representative of the Celtica team, Bernard Giraudon and the Jeffroy family won with a certain margin. Waiting mid-peloton, in a race where many colts were brilliant, he approached at the start of the final turn but was upset by the favorite Il Maestoso (Birchwood) and demoted to the bottom line. In the straight line, Diwan accelerated well, not without leaning and wanting to seek support from the rope. He finally won by two lengths in front of Califano (Pride of Dubai), a good finisher, with Mazal Tov (Kodiac), long last, third by a short header.

From a three-quarter sister of Frankyfourfingers. Bred by the Celtica stable (managed by Bernard Jeffroy), Diwan is a son of Shalaa, stallion at the Haras de Bouquetot, and Take to Win (Sunday Break). Presented at the Arqana 2020 selection sale, it was bought back for €20,000. He is the second product of Take to Win, which had been the first starter and the first winner of the Celtica team. She won three races, at 3 years old and 4 years old, over 2,500m and 3,000m. The mare's first offspring, Ken (Kendargent), won for his debut in May when he was 3 years old.

Take to Win is a daughter of Texalouna (Kaldoun) and is therefore a three-quarter sister of the formidable Frankyforfingers (Sunday Break), winner of two Al Maktoum Challenge (Grs2) as well as the Grand Prix de Compiègne (L). Texalouna is also the second dam of Taos (Toronado), winner of the Derby du Midi (L). This is the pedigree of Never on Sunday (Sunday Break), winner of a Prix d'Ispahan (Gr1).

Article rédigé par Jour De Galop


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