Okana, who is from the same family as Ascot Stud’s young Galileo sire Global View, suggested that she could be a classic contender following her win in Thursday’s Listed Prix Ronde De Nuit.
Now unbeaten in two outings, the daughter of Zamindar ran on strongly to prevail by a clear cut three parts of a length in Thursday’s Listed race.
Trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias, commented after his filly maintained her unbeaten record, ““I couldn’t run her again last year after Deauville, as she had a setback but she was doing well leading
up to this. I thought she’d need the run, but she had a dream trip up the inside and that probably helped. “
Okana is out of a half sister to champion 2yo filly, and G1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner Pas De Reponse and G1 French 2000 Guineas winner and successful sire Green Tune. Her fourth dam, Canadian Oaks winner South Ocean, is the dam of champion and world leading sire Storm Bird as well as Canadian Champion Northernette.
South Ocean is also the fifth dam of multiple graded winner Global View, who won the G3 Generous Stakes at two and the G2 American Turf Stakes at three.
Set to stand his first season at stud in 2016, Global View (who earned nearly $500 000 in prize money) shares his champion sire Galileo with such top class sires as New Approach and Teofilo –as well as more than 50 other G1 winners.