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Yann Barberot trainee Lhakpa (Ire) (Siyouni {Ire}–Enchanting Skies {Ire}, by Sea The Stars {Ire}), a €650,000 Arqana August half-sister to last term’s G3 Prix La Rochette victor and G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere third Beauvatier (Fr) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), made a winning debut when getting up late in Saturday’s seven-furlong Prix des Belles Demoiselles at Compiegne.

1st-Compiegne, €30,000, Mdn, 6-22, unraced 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:30.74, sf.
LHAKPA (IRE) (f, 2, Siyouni {Fr}–Enchanting Skies {Ire} {SP-Fr}, by Sea The Stars {Ire}) recovered from a sluggish exit to track the leaders in a share of fifth for most of thos debutantes’ heat. Making progress in the straight, the 3-1 favourite was stoked up approaching the final furlong and ridden out in the latter stages to defeat Time Goes On (GB) (Sergei Prokofiev) by a head in a bobbing finish. Lhakpa, a €650,000 Arqana August yearling, is the latest of two foals and second scorer produced by Listed Prix de Thiberville runner-up Enchanting Skies (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), herself a sale-topping €500,000 Baden-Baden September yearling in 2016. The March-foaled bay’s dam is one of four stakes performers out of Listed Kolner Fruhjahrs-Stuten-Preis third Estefania (Ger) (Acatenango {Ger}), headed by G1 Preis von Europa victor Empoli (Ger) (Halling). Estefania, in turn, is out of a half-sister to multiple Group 1-winning G2 German 1000 Guineas and G2 Preis der Diana (German Oaks) heroine Elle Danzig (Ger) (Roi Danzig). Lhakpa is a half-sister to last term’s G3 Prix La Rochette victor and G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere third Beauvatier (Fr) (Lope De Vega {Ire}). Sales history: €650,000 Ylg ’23 ARQAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €15,000. Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Everest Racing, Qatar Racing Ltd & Mme Barbara M Keller; B-Ecuries des Monceaux, Qatar Bloodstock Ltd & Mme Barbara M Keller (IRE); T-Yann Barberot.

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