BLAME’s talented Saiydabad kept his record perfect on Tuesday when the 3-year-old colt won the Listed Prix De Suresnes at Chantilly for his first stakes victory.
Making his third career start, the Aga Khan-bred immediately took up a midpack position in the 1 ¼ mile turf race a few lengths behind the leader. With regular rider Christophe Soumillon aboard, Saiydabad relaxed a few paths off the rail and didn’t look to be in much hurry to take the lead – until they entered the final three furlongs.
At that point, Soumillon got lower on his mount and Saiydabad picked up speed as he moved to the outside for clear running room. He took over the lead just inside the final two furlongs with just one other horse going with him. That runner was never able to make much progress as Saiydabad went into full flight.
In the end, Saiydabad won by half a length over the Wertheimer and Friere homebred Absurde with the third placed horse 1 ½ lengths behind that rival.
Trained by Jean-Claude Rouget, Saiydabad’s three starts have all come in the last three months.
The colt is out of the Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1-placed Sarkiyla, whose half-sister Sarvana is the dam of Group 2 winner Gold Trip. Gold Trip provided the family with another Group 1 placing on Sunday with a second in the Prix Ganay (G1) – his second start since finishing fourth by just 2 ¼ lengths in last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
The colt is a 10th generation runner bred by the Aga Khan family with his fourth dam the stakes winner and multiple Group 1 placed Safita.
The sire of 33 stakes winners and 67 stakes horses, Blame’s runners have found Grade 1 success on both dirt and turf with the champion racehorse the sire of stakes performers in six different countries.