The UAE 1000 Guineas (Race #5) at Meydan tomorrow features not only the Chilean 2-year-old champion filly Mensajera De La Luz highlighted in the post below this one but also one of the best 2-year-old fillies in Argentina in 2009, Ishitaki.
Godolphin purchased Ishitaki after the filly had won her second Group 1, the Gran Premio Jorge de Atucha on dirt at Palermo. Before that, the filly scored in the Group 1 Gran Premio Eliseo Ramirez on turf at San Isidro (video below). Both were impressive, open-length victories, and please note that the Argentine-bred winner of last year’s UAE 1000 Guineas, So Shiny, was second in the 2008 Jorge de Atucha.
Bred and raced in Argentina by Haras Don Arcangel, Ishitaki has won 3 of 4 starts. She descends tail-mail to the great Nashua — not too many do — through his exported son Good Manners, one of six stakes winners for his dam.