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Weld to saddle Aga Khan filly from family of dual Derby hero Harzand

The daughter of Fastnet Rock set to face 13 rivals at Dundalk on Friday

Harzand: winner of the English and Irish Derby in 2016
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The mile fillies' maiden at Dundalk on Friday could prove an informative one with several choicely bred runners stepping out, including the Aga Khan's debuting Harayka.

The three-year-old Harayka is a daughter of the multiple Australian Group 1 winner and leading dual hemisphere sire Fastnet Rock and is out of the winning Pivotal mare Hazmiyra.

Hazmiyra is herself out of the stakes-placed Halling mare Haziyna, a half-sister to the 2016 Investec and Irish Derby hero Harzand, now a resident at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in Ireland. 

Harasiya: Silver Flash Stakes winner and Group 1 third is a half-sister to Haziyna, the dam of Hazmiyra

Haziyna is also a half-sister to Harasiya, winner of the Group 3 Silver Flash Stakes and third to Sky Lantern in the 2012 Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes. Harasiya was also a narrow second in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes and was fourth in the Pretty Polly Stakes. 

Among the 13-year-old's other black type-earning siblings are the dual Listed victor Haripour and Hazarafa, a stakes winner and the dam of dual Group 3 scorer and 2018 Derby fifth Hazapour, now known as Amazing Plus One and running in Hong Kong. 

The Dermot Weld-trained Harayka is set to face 13 rivals at the all-weather track, including My Generation, an unraced Speightstown half-sister to Gallinule Stakes victor Crossfirehurricane, Sheila Lavery's Sea The Stars filly Summit Star and the once-raced Thrumps Dream, who was second on her debut for Ado McGuinness at the track last month.

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Hazmiyra is herself out of the stakes-placed Halling mare Haziyna, a half-sister to the 2016 Investec and Irish Derby hero Harzand
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