Late Sire Monsun Gets Group One Double at Longchamp
Standout German sire Monsun, who died last year at the age of 22, showed once again why he will be sorely missed by scoring a Group 1 double Sunday at Longchamp.
His 3-year-old daughter Silasol earned the second Group 1 of her career with a determined short head victory in the Pour Moi Coolmore Prix Saint-Alary (Fr-I). The Wertheimer Bros.-homebred also won the Total Prix Marcel Boussac (Fr-I) last October.
Silasol is out of the stakes-winning Gulch mare, Stormina, and is from the immediate family of 2012 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner, Solemia.
Later on the card, Monsun's 5-year-old son Maxios finally notched his first Group 1 victory with a half-length win in the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I).
Maxios races as a homebred for the Niarchos Family, and is a half brother to champion Bago.