Aljazzi made a striking impression on her only start a two-year-old when victorious at Newmarket. She later ran a creditable race in the 1,000 Guineas on only her third start before returning to winning ways in the Listed Dick Hern Fillies’ Stakes at Haydock.
The homebred daughter of Shamardal maintained a fine level of form in stakes company for Marco Botti thereafter, notably when successful in the Listed Snowdrop Fillies’ Stakes at Kempton and a brave second to Qemah in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot.
She remains a progressive filly and many of the top events look sure to be on the agenda for the rest of 2017.
Aljazzi represents two generations of Blue Diamond breeding as the first foal out of Nouriya, another stud homebred who carried our colours to victory in the Listed John Musker Stakes and Listed EBF Lyric Stakes.
In turn, Nouriya, by Danehill Dancer, is a half-sister to the Listed-placed Lady Nouf, also a member of the Blue Diamond band, and Balmoral Handicap winner Yuften, who also finished second past the post in the Prix Jean Prat.