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Zarkava & Frankel In Unbeaten Pairing
Frankel is the latest high-profile mate to be selected for Arc heroine Zarkava, who delivered a colt by champion Australian sire Redoute's Choice at Haras de Bonneval on Monday, reports bloodstock.racingpost.com. Stud manager Georges Rimaud described the new arrival as "a very elegant colt...correct and strong". Redoute's Choice is standing his second season at Bonneval, shuttling from his base at Arrowfield Stud in New South Wales. An outstanding book of mares awaits the son of Danehill, including Valima, the dam of 2012 Prix de Diane winner Valyra, Balankiya, the dam of Gr1 winner Bayrir, and top-class juvenile Rosanara. Prix de l'Opera winner Shalanaya and fellow Gr1 winners Daryakana and Mandesha are also set to visit him. The unbeaten Zarkava (Zamindar), whose five Gr1 wins included the Prix de Diane and Prix Vermeille, was covered by Dalakhani in her first year at stud, followed by a mating with Sea The Stars. A visit to European champion sire Galileo followed, while last year she produced a colt by Dubawi.