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Valuable Zabeel Entire Makes Debut Today
Meanwhile, a blue-blooded horse from the redoubtable family of Eight Carat (Pieces of Eight-Klairessa, by Klairon) makes his debut for the Bart Cummings' stable in a Maiden at Hawkesbury (1500m) today. Octahedral (Zabeel-Markisa, by Danehill) is from a Gr3 placed three-quarter-sister to multiple Gr1 winner Danewin (ex Cotehele House), Gr3-winning and Gr1 placed Darley sire Commands and stakes-placed Court of Jewels. Markisa is also a half-sister to Gr1 Arrowfield Stakes winner Shower of Roses. The colt was a $575,000 NZB National Yearling Sale graduate from the 2008 draft of Wentwood Grange.