Investec Oaks G1 - Sariska

Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 15:21

Race report
Stallion statistics: Pivotal

INVESTEC OAKS-G1

£350,000, Epsom, 6-5, 3yo, f, 12f 10ydsT, 2:35.28, gd.

1--SARISKA (GB), 126, f, 3
Pivotal (GB)--Maycocks Bay (GB), by Muhtarram
O/B-Lady Bamford; T-Michael Bell; J-Jamie Spencer; £198,695.

2--Midday (GB), 126, f, 3
Oasis Dream (GB)--Midsummer (GB), by Kingmambo.
O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms Ltd; T-Henry Cecil; £75,320.

3--High Heeled (Ire), 126, f, 3
High Chaparral (Ire)--Uncharted Haven (GB), by Turtle Island (Ire).
O-Mr and Mrs Steven Jenkins; B-Ballylinch Stud; T-Barry Hills; £37,695.

Margins: HD, 2HF, 4HF. Odds: 9-4, 5-1, 33-1.
Also Ran: Rainbow View, The Miniver Rose (Ire), Phillipina (GB), Oh Goodness Me (GB), Tottie (GB), Wadaat (GB), Perfect Truth (Ire).

Sariska is Lady Bamford's homebred half-sister to 14f Listed winner Gull Wing out of Maycocks Bay, winner of the Silver Cup at York, a 14f Listed Handicap, herself a grandaughter of the Irish St Leger and Cesarewitch winner Mountain Lodge.

This is a second Group One win of the season for Pivotal - Virtual won the Lockinge last month. The Cheveley Park Stud sire has 39 European winners and this win propels him past Galileo to take second place behind Cape Cross in the table of leading sires in Britain. Only 5% of Pivotal's wins come over middle distances, with 53% being over a mile.

Pedigree of SARISKA (GB), 2006

Pivotal
1993
Polar Falcon
1987
Nureyev
1977
Northern Dancer
Special
Marie D’Argonne
1981
Jefferson
Mohair
Fearless Revival
1987
Cozzene
1980
Caro
Ride The Trails
Stufida
1981
Bustino
Zerbinetta
Maycocks Bay
1998
Muhtarram
1989
Alleged
1974
Hoist The Flag
Princess Pout
Ballet De France
1981
Northern Dancer
Fabulous Native
Beacon
1987
High Top
1969
Derring-Do
Camenae
Mountain Lodge
1979
Blakeney
Fiddlededee
Filed on 5 Jun 2009 @ 15:21