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Light Stars scores at Stakes level

Light Stars (Sea the Stars) did an impressive effort whencwoming from last to first in the Prix Caravelle - Haras des Granges (L). This representative of Claudio Marzocco and Ali Hamad Al Attiya won first time out on January 28 at Cagnes-sur-Mer. On Sunday at Toulouse, she performed as a Group filly.


Christophe Soumillon, who was in the saddle of the future winner, placed her along the inside rail, in the last position. She stayed there, even galloping a little detached from the rest of the field.In the straight line, Light Stars found the opening between in the middle of the track. Once on the right leg, Light Stars shifted gears and pulled up the ©www.jourdegalop.com/Robert Polin

field in a few strides, without effort. She won by two and a half lengths.


After the race, the winning trainer, Jean-Claude Rouget, told Equidia: “We wanted to ride her for a place because we were disappointed with her last performance at Saint-Cloud. Riding it off, Light Stars really accelerated. She won as a good filly. Now we are going to let her rest for a little while. "


A wonderful German family. Bred & Raised by Haras de Castillon then presented by Haras de Castillon, Light Stars was bought for € 82,000 at the October Arqana yearling sale by Paul Nataf. She is a daughter of Sea the Stars (Cape Cross), Aga Khan Studs stallion, and Sureyya (Monsun), fourth in the Prix Allez France (Gr3) and six times Listed placed. The latter also gave Hale Soriano, ex-Soriano (Halling), second in the Prix Denisy and third in the Prix Right Royal (Ls), or La Venus Espagnola (Siyouni), third in the Prix de la Reboursière in 2019. The second dam gave four black types including Silent Lake (Kings Lake), second in Frankfurt Pokal (Gr3, 2,000m) at 4, and Schwarzmeer (Kings Lake), Listed winner in Germany. Schwarzmeer is the source of Selkis (Darshaan), winner of the Diana Trial (Gr2, 2,200m), and of Velox (Just a Way), second in the Satsuki Sho - 2,000 Japanese Guineas and third in the Japanese Derby (Grs1). This is the family of Sagace (Luthier), winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Gr1).


Surreya was sold for € 40,000 by the Castillon stud farm to PB Bloodstock Services at the Arqana 2019 breeding sale. She has a yearling, Spirou (Cracksman), bred by Michel Parreau-Delhote. The mare was served by Almanzor in 2020.