Iffraaj's Sloane Garden makes first career Stakes start a winning one

Comes from off the pace to win impressively in California

After four placings in her four starts last year in Great Britain, Iffraaj’s four-year-old daughter Sloane Garden has found greener pastures in the US, winning three of her five starts, including the Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate on Sunday, 7 June. The Black Type turf event was her first career Stakes start.

Ridden for the first time by jockey Kyle Frey, the chestnut filly – as is her normal running style – sat at the back of the pack in the field of seven until the field made the turn for home. Although the pace was slow up front, she was able to wear down her rivals down the stretch and finished strongly to win by two widening lengths.

Sloane Garden’s dam, Sloane Square, is an unraced full-sister to Listed winner and G3-placed Miblish and a half-sister to G3-placed Count John. Sloane Garden was bred by Jupiter Bloodstock in Great Britain.

Iffraaj has been represented by 35 career Group winners – 10 G1 winners -  including Ribchester who boasts four wins at the highest level, as well as Jungle Cat, Rizeena and Wootton Bassett