Alizee Gives Sepoy His G1 Breakthrough

The brilliant Alizee has given her sire Sepoy his first Group 1 winner and revealed herself as the best filly of her age in Australia with a stunning victory in the Flight Stakes at Randwick on 30 September.

Coming from a seemingly impossible position with 350m to run, Alizee speared through the field, claiming the lead 100m out and bounding away to a dominant win.

Alizee had already provided Sepoy with his first Australian stakes win when she took out the G2 Tea Rose Stakes on 16 September.

But she showed she had improved vastly on that effort to beat Champagne Cuddlesby two and a quarter lengths with the same margin to Cellargirl in third place.

The filly also gave her trainer James Cummings his first G1 win since taking over in July as Godolphin’s head Australian trainer.

As well as joining the ranks of Australia’s elite racehorses, Alizee represents some of the best in the country’s bloodstock.

Her immediate family includes her half-brother Astern (Medaglia d’Oro), a G1 winner and now a Darley stallion, as well as her dam Essaouira and grandam Alizes – both outstanding racehorses – and third dam, the G1 winner La Baraka.

It is a family that also includes La Baraka’s dam, the champion race mare and producer, Triscay a winner of 15 races, including five G1s.

Sepoy, the champion Australian sprinter of his era, has produced six stakes winners, the best of them after Alizee being the German G2 winner Unforgetable Filly.

Sepoy is standing at Kelvinside, NSW, at a service fee of A$16,500 including GST.

– Darley Australia

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