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Dermot Weld’s stable has yet to fire on all cylinders and, having set the ball rolling with Cork maiden winner Spoken Truth (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) on Friday, made its mark on the pattern-race scene when Ezeliya (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}–Eziyra {Ire}, by Teofilo {Ire}) swooped late to register a career high in Saturday’s G3 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil S. at Navan.

Ezeliya, who shed maiden status at Cork in the second of two juvenile starts last September, employed patient tactics off the tempo in sixth for most of this 10-furlong test. Nudged forward into contention approaching the quarter-mile marker, the 9-1 chance came under sterner urging thereafter and was driven out inside the final furlong to gain a half-length verdict from Purple Lily (Ire) (Calyx {GB}) nearing the line. Purple Lily’s rider Billy Lee got tangled up in his off-side stirrup in the dying strides, but the incident made little difference to the result.

Pedigree Notes
Ezeliya, half-sister to an unnamed 2-year-old colt by Siyouni (Fr), is the second of three live foals and leading performer from two winners out of multiple Group 1-placed G2 Blandford S. victrix Eziyra (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}). The March-foaled homebred bay’s stakes-placed second dam Eytarna (Ire) (Dubai Destination), who produced a quartet of stakes performers, is kin to G1 Irish Oaks and G1 Prix Royal-Oak heroine Ebadiyla (Ire) (Sadler’s Wells), G1 Moyglare Stud S. victrix Edabiya (Ire) (Rainbow Quest) and G1 Gold Cup winners Estimate (Ire) (Monsun {Ger}) and Enzeli (Ire) (Kahyasi {Ire}).

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