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Tarnawa's half-brother Tazaral makes bright impression

Fastnet Rock gelding ran away with 10-furlong maiden

Tarnawa finished off last season with three straight Group 1s
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Although set a very stiff task being a half-brother to one of the biggest names in the game, Tazaral began to look an exciting prospect in his own right with a wide-margin victory at Gowran Park on Monday.

The Aga Khan's home-bred gelding has an illustrious sibling stablemate at Dermot Weld's Rosewell House in Tarnawa, who completed a Group 1 hat-trick last year in the Breeders' Cup Turf and is expected to be targeted towards the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

While five-year-old Tarnawa is by Shamardal, Tazaral is by Coolmore's Fastnet Rock. He did not make his debut until this three-year-old season, finishing in mid-division at Leopardstown in April but jumping a leap forward in the second division of the Thomastown Maiden over an extended nine furlongs, quickening five lengths clear with the minimum of fuss under Colin Keane.


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The pair are the first two foals out of Cape Cross mare Tarana, a dual Listed winner for John Oxx. Tarana is out of the Galres Stakes winner Tarakala, a family that the Aga Khan has kept going back to Tazaral's fifth dam Tremogia, the daughter of a Prix Saint Alary winner.

Tarana has produced only one other foal on current records, a yearling filly by Siyouni, and most recently visited Frankel.




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Tarana has produced only one other foal on current records, a yearling filly by Siyouni

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