The fastest son of Frankel. Winner of the prestigious Gr.1 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
July saw yet another new Stakes winner for Nathaniel with Zeeyara landing the Listed Prix Madame Jean Couturie at Vichy today.
The three-year-old filly was making her debut at Stakes level having won over the the same trip of 1m2f at Chantilly in April, for trainer Francis-Henri Graffard and owner Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum.
Having settled in the rear of the field she made rapid progress turning for home and stayed on well to win by a neck from Wild Pansy and Chelsea Green.
Zeeyara is bred by Shadwell Estate Co and is a half-sister to recent Gr.3 winner Admiral De Vega. She is out of the Dansili mare Ashaaqah, a daughter of the Listed winner Kareemah who is a half-sister to dual US Gr.1 winner and Champion Lahudood, grandam of the six-time Gr.1 winner Baaeed and Gr.1 Coronation Cup victor Hokum.