Salacia wins Fuchu Himba Stakes

Deep Impact chalks up 161st stakes winner

Deep Impact.
Deep Impact. Picture: Shadai Stallion Station

The Manabu Ikezoe-trained Salacia (5 m ex Salomina by Lomitas) ran out an impressive winner of the Fuchu Himba Stakes (Gr 3, 1800m) at Tokyo on Saturday and in the process became stakes winner number 161 for the late breed-shaping stallion Deep Impact (Sunday Silence). 

The five-year-old mare was having the 17th start of her career and she showed a good turn of foot to pull clear in the closing stages to beat Shadow Diva (Heart’s Cry) by three lengths, while Something Just (Victoire Pisa) was another length and a quarter away in third. 

The mare is out of Preis der Diana (Gr 1, 2200m) winner Salomina (Lomitas), making her a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Salios (Heart’s Cry), while she is a sister to winning pair Salonika and Salamis.

Salomina herself is a daughter of Group 3 winner and Group 1-placed Saldentigerin (Tiger Hill) and is therefore a sister to Listed scorer Salut (Lomitas). 

The mare’s third dam is Listed scorer Salde (Alkalde) and she also produced Group 3 winner Sadlenschwinge (In The Wings) and Listed scorers Salden Light (Fantastic Light) and Salden Licht (Fantastic Light). 

Meanwhile, Salde is also the grandam of Group 1 winner Serienholde (Soldier Hollow) and Serienhoehe (High Chaparral). 

Deep Impact, who stood at the Shadai Stallion Station for his whole breeding career, died last year. He is represented in Australia by two sons at stud, Tosen Stardom is covering this third book of mares at Woodside Park Stud at a fee of $12,100 (inc GST) and Saxon Warrior who is covering his second book of mares at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $24,750 (inc GST).

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