Aljazzi is one in a million
While it was sad to see Aljazzi leave Blue Diamond Stud, we were thrilled to see her join Newsells Park Stud. Many thanks also to the underbidder, Trevor Harris of Lordship Stud.
The daughter of Shamardal provided us with a momentous day at Royal Ascot this year when the brilliant winner of the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes. Things have not played to her advantage since then – she didn’t enjoy the ground for either the Prix Rothschild or Sun Chariot Stakes – and we are in no doubt that on her day, Aljazzi was a legitimate Group 1 filly.
Aljazzi represents two generations of Blue Diamond breeding as a daughter of Nouriya, another stud homebred who carried our colours to victory in the Listed John Musker Stakes and Listed EBF Lyric Stakes.
She was also highly progressive for Marco Botti last term, running second in the Duke Of Cambridge before winning the Group 3 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown Park.
Aljazzi is the first foal out of Nouriya, 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.
Nouriya has a two-year-old filly by Australia in training with Roger Charlton, a yearling filly by Frankel and a colt foal by Golden Horn.
She visited our multiple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight this year.
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