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Dalakhani keeps unbeaten record - DALAKHANI KEEPS UNBEATEN RECORD - 2003-05-11

Sunday, 2003, May 11

Dalakhani maintained his 100 per cent record with a smooth victory in the Prix Lupin at Longchamp.The Aga Khan colt, trained by Alain de Royer Dupre, came through with a perfectly-timed run inside the final furlong to beat another French-trained colt, Super Celebre, with Aidan O'Brien's Alberto Giacometti third.Pacemaker Balestrini was pushed into the lead of this Group One race after a few strides, followed by Dalakhani's stable companion Diyapour.
The order remained the same until well into the straight when Christophe Soumillon delivered Dalakhani, the 8-11 favourite, to hit the front, and he comfortably held the late challenge of the Eric Lellouche-trained Super Celebre.
Godolphin's Derby hope New South Wales was the disappointment of the race, finishing sixth of the seven runners.

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