Shamardal (Giant’s Causeway – Helsinki, by Machiavellian) gelding Shamardashing (Shamardal – Beaux Art, by Nomrood) led home a Patinack Farm quinella in Thursday’s Listed Grafton Cup (2350m).
Shamardashing, a $220,000 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale purchase, tracked the pace in fourth position before sprinting too quickly in the straight to provide his sire with his 37th individual Stakes winner. Shamardashing’s stablemate Saint Encosta (Encosta De Lago –St Katherine, by Barathea) ran home well from the back of the field to finish 1-1/4 lengths from the winner.
“His run last start was full of merit when he was wide all the way. Today he had a good run, he sprinted well and put paid to them easily,” Patinack Farm representative Brett Killion told Sky Racing World.
“If ever a horse deserved this it’s him. He’s so honest, he’s a real warhorse.”
Shamardashing is one of five winners from six horses to race out of former high-class stayer Beaux Art (Nomrood – Ballyman’s Girl, by Call Report), who won the Group 1 WATC Derby (2400m) as well as three Group 2 races in her racetrack career.
Beaux Art has continued to be a terrific performer as a broodmare. Shamardashing became the third Stakes winner out of Beaux Art, joining Imaginare (Fusaichi Pegasus – Beaux Art, by Nomrood) and Proart (Rock Of Gibraltar – Beaux Art, by Nomrood).