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Crystal Park, unraced three-year-old
24 Feb 2020: A daughter of the top class middle distance performer Youmzain, Crystal Park is an unraced three-year-old filly bought from German trainer Andreas Wohler at last year's Tattersalls Horses In Training Sales in Newmarket. She is a daughter of Crystal Diamond, a Teofilo mare who became a Listed winner in France. Crystal Diamond won four times, and her finest hour came when she closed her career out by capturing the Prix Belle de Nuit (LR) over 2500 metres at Saint-Cloud as a three-year-old. She was also placed four times, running second in the Prix Scaramouche (LR) over 2800 metres at the same venue, and third in the Prix Vulcain (LR) over 2500 metres at Deauville. Crystal Diamond, trained by Freddie Head, was a game and consistent runner, with these placings in a nine-race career: 15123 at two and 1231 at three. Her win in the Belle de Nuit was gained at the chief expense of Hidden Cove, a Group 3 placed filly that she had also beaten in the Scaramouche. Crystal Diamond achieved 46.5kg on the French handicap (= Scandinavian 91kg). She perfomed well on good ground and won on the asll-weather too, but she was at her best suited by soft to heavy turf, and she possessed good stamina. That's also how she was bred, as she comes from the family that has produced high class runners like Diamond Tango (winner of the Prix de Pomone, G2). Desert Skyline (won Doncaster Cup, G2, third in Goodwood Cup, G1) and Diamond Mix (won Prix Greffulhe, G2, third in Grand Prix de Paris, G1). Crystal Park thus has stamina top and bottom in her pedigree, and it makes a lot of sense ton assume that her niche will be found in races at around 2400 metres, perhaps further too. She was purchased by Walter Buick, who also helped Annike find recent gems like Unwanted Beauty, Swedish Dream, Ginseng, Lille My and Sweet Pearl. GS 24 Feb 20
Interesting daughter of Youmzain
Dec 2019: Annike secured an interesting filly from top German trainer Andreas Wohler's draft at the Tattersalls Sales, the uncraced 2yo filly Crystal Park, a daughter of top class middle distance performer Youmzain out of the French Listed winner Crystal Diamond, who is a daughter of champion juvenile Teofilo. Crystal Park thus comes from the family that has produced high class runners like Diamond Tango (winner of the Prix de Pomone, G2). Desert Skyline (won Doncaster Cup, G2, third in Goodwood Cup, G1) and Diamond Mix (won Prix Greffulhe, G2, third in Grand Prix de Paris, G1). Crystal Park was purchased by Walter Buick, who also helped us find Unwanted Beauty, Swedish Dream, Ginseng, Lille My and Sweet Pearl.
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