44 for Darci Brahma

Darci Brahma sired his 44th stakes winner with Sinarahma's victory in the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes at Wairarapa. 

SINARAHMA winning the Wairarapa T'bred Breeders Stks.
SINARAHMA winning the Wairarapa T'bred Breeders Stks. Picture: Race Images Photo

The Oaks Stud-based stallion Darci Brahma (Danehill) sired his 44th stakes winner on Thursday courtesy of Sinarahma's (5 m ex Shez Sinsational by Ekraar) victory in the Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes (Listed, 1600m) at Wairarapa. 

The Allan Sharrock-trained mare, who had her first start as a four-year-old, came into race a winner of four of her 12 starts and was only having her second start at stakes level. 

Ridden by Sam Collett, the five-year-old mare overcame the widest gate to come away to beat Vee Cece (Canford Cliffs) by length and a quarter with another nose back to Vichy (Cape Blanco) in third. 

"She was dominant today and I am probably looking forward to next year more than anything," Sharrock said.

"She will go to the Cuddle Stakes, but I said to Emma (partner) before the race that I think the Livamol Classic next season is her race.

"She is just maturing and she is the first foal of the mare and is not that big. She is going to be a better six-year-old than a five-year-old.

 "I think it is the best I have had her. She never turned a hair on the trip. We stayed at Woodville last night and she ate and drank everything."

Sharrock, who trained the mare's dam Shez Sinsational (Ekraar) to win four Group 1 wins, said Sinarahma's career had been curtailed during her two-year-old and three-year-old seasons due to a kissing spine. 

"It was disappointing because I thought she could have been an Oaks filly as a three-year-old, but sometimes you've just got to wait for them and patience usually pays off," Sharrock said.

The filly is out of four-time Group 1-winning filly Shez Sinsational (Ekraar), whose two foals to race have been winners including Group 1-placed filly House Of Cartier (Alamosa). Further back this is the family of Listed winner Shinnecock (Woodborough). 

Wellfield Lodge sold the Savabeel (Zabeel) filly out of Shez Sinsational to Glenn Cotterill for NZ$420,000 at last week's New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka 2020 sale. 

Darci Brahma's 44 stakes winners are headed by ten Group 1 winners, including this season's New Zealand 2,000 Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Catalyst.

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