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Valuable Filly El Estoora On Debut Today
The opening race at Pakenham today (Racing.com Fillies Maiden Plate 1200m) will feature the debut of a valuable 2YO filly, to race in the colours of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. El Estoora (Spanish for "the stool") will represent the astute juvenile stable of Tony McEvoy in what looms as a classy affair that also includes a homebred first starter with serious credentials in Sutphin Boulevard (a Medaglia d'Oro half-sister to Gr2 winner Tinbourina, Gr2 Magic Night winner Media and Listed winner Cardinal Virtue). El Estoora is by High Chaparral from prolific Danehill mare Diamond Like, a sister to Gr1 winner Viking Ruler and Gr2 winner Kempinsky. Diamond Like has already produced Gr2 winner Forever Loved (full-sister to El Estoora), Gr3 winner Zephyron and stakes-placed duo Fenella and Ardeche. This is the truly regal Eight Carat family that needs no introduction. El Estoora was a NZ$800,000 purchase at the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock National Sale.