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The first European group event of the season, the Prix Exbury (gr. III), went to Chinchon, who carries the colors of Darpat SL (keen pedigree student Dario Hinojosa), and is a Pedigree Consultants recommended mating. By Marju (by Last Tycoon), Chinchon has the brother and sister Try My Best and Northern Prancer at the top and bottom of his pedigree.
 
Coincidentally, in England, Le Vie Dei Colori (by Efisio, by the Forli horse, Formidable) was represented by the second stakes winner from his first crop, courtesy of similar inbreeding. This is Classic Colori, who took the seven furlong Spring Cup at Lingfield. The sire is out of a mare by El Gran Senor (brother to Try My Best and Northern Prancer), and the third dam, Solar, is a Halo half-sister to that horse. The runner-up here, Greyfriarschorista, also has an interesting pedigree as he’s by King’s Best (by Kingmambo (TrueNicks,SRO) , who is by Mr. Prospector out of a Nureyev mare) and out of a mare by Fasliyev (by Nureyev out of a Mr. Prospector mare).
 
Still in Europe, Oasis Dream, one of the revelations of last year is off to a good start again in 2010. His three-year-old daughter, Sandbar, took the Prix Rose de Mai on the same card as the Prix Exbury. Proving once again, that Oasis Dream, a sprinter out of a sister to an Irish Oaks (gr. I) winner can get good distance runners out of stoutly-bred mares, the race was over 10½ furlongs. Both Oasis Dream (by Danzig’s son, Green Desert) out of a mare by Dancing Brave, and the broodmare sire, Hernando (by Niniski, by Nijinsky II) are inbred to Northern Dancer with a second strain through Lyphard. What makes it interesting in this context is the fourth dam Salpinx, a group two winner was one of the first good winners inbred to Almahmoud (she is by Northern Dancer, and her third dam is Cosmah, a half-sister to Northern Dancer’s dam, Natalma). This is the third dam in recent weeks we seem a good winner going back to a mare from this family with inbreeding to Almahmoud (the others being Eskenderya and Awesome Act).
 

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