The feature race of the day at Deauville in France on Tuesday, 28 November was the Listed Prix Petite Etoile and the 1900m contest was won in convincing style by Sepoy’s three-year-old daughter Indian Blessing.
Never far from the pace under jockey Franck Blondel, as the field began to quicken for home, Indian Blessing demonstrated an impressive turn of foot to take up the running and soon moved clear to win by two lengths.
This was the second career victory for Ed Walker’s charge, who finished third in the Listed Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood earlier this year.
Indian Blessing was bred by Jocelyn Targett and is out of the multiple winner Alpen Glen (Halling), also dam of Stakes-placed duo Montalbano and Glade. The mare is herself a half-sister to Park Hill Stakes winner Anna Of Saxony and is from the same female family as young Darley sires Epaulette and Helmet.
Sepoy is also sire of G1 winner Alizee, this year’s German 1,000 Guineas winner Unforgetable Filly, plus highly rated G1 juvenile Dabyah.