Lanwades Stud stallion Sea The Moon (by Sea The Stars), the horse who ran away with the Group 1 Deutsches Derby five years ago, added a third pattern winner to his first-crop tally when the Michael Halford-trained Hamariyna won the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud 1000 Guineas Trial Stakes over a mile at Leopardstown.
The Aga Khan homebred, who was partnered by Ronan Whelan, beat Dean Street Doll by one and a quarter lengths, with race favourite Trethias a head back in third. There was another length and a quarter back to Titanium Sky in fourth, with Fire Fly a half-length behind that one in fifth.
Hamariyna made her debut only last month, finishing third in a seven-furlong maiden at this venue before taking a similar contest over a quarter-mile farther at Tipperary. She does not have any big-race entries but it would not be a surprise to see her supplemented for the Group 1 Tattersalls Irish 1000 Guineas.
It will be interesting to see how this filly's career turns out and to find out how far she stays, because not only is she a lightly-raced pattern winner by a promising young stallion, but she is closely related to dual Derby hero and young Gilltown Stud sire Harzand (by Sea The Stars).
She is a half-sister to the pattern-winning miler Hunaina (by Tamayuz) and out of Hanakiyya (by Danehill Dancer). That mare's siblings include seven-furlong Group 3 scorer Hamairi (by Spectrum) and stakes-winning sprinter Hanabad (by Cadeaux Genereux) as well as Hannda (by Dr Devious), the mare who produced Group 1 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes heroine Seal Of Approval (by Authorized).
Handaza (by Be My Guest), the grandam of Hamariyna, is a half-sister to the Oaks-placed Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes winner Hazarista and also to Hazariya (by Xaar), the Group 3 Athasi Stakes scorer whose four stakes-winning offspring feature Harzand. They also include juvenile Group 3 winner Harasiya (by Pivotal) and middle-distance listed scorer Hazarafa (by Daylami), the dam of Hazapour (by Shamardal).
That Dermot Weld-trained colt won the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at this meeting last year, finished fifth to Masar in the Group 1 Investec Derby, and landed the Group 3 Comer Group International Amethyst Stakes over a mile today, the race immediately preceding Hamariyna's big win.
The notable horses who appear farther back on the page include dual juvenile Group 1 sprint star Hittite Glory (by Habitat) – who was a half-brother to the filly's third dam Hazaradjat (by Darshaan) – and Streama (by Stratum), a multiple Australian Group 1 star whose tally included the AJC Oaks.
Sea The Moon's long list of first-crop winners also includes last year's German juvenile Group 3 scorers Noble Moon and Quest The Moon as well as the Group 3-placed Man On The Moon and listed-race second Three Comets.
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