Salsabil shows family style

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Bint Salsabil, a daughter of Nashwan out of the triple Classic winner winner Salsabil, is now a top-priced 20-1 favourite for both the 1,000 Guineas and Oaks of 1996 after a smooth success at Ascot on Saturday.

Her trainer, John Dunlop, who handled Salsabil and also has the unraced but "sharper" Bint Shadayid among his crop of two-year-olds, was impressed.

"That was a very, very good debut," he said. "She is not a sharp filly, much more a staying type, but she quickened well and I couldn't be more delighted."

At Longchamp, Valanour became the first French-trained three-year-old colt to hold off British-based raiders in a French Group One race, when he beat the Michael Stoute-trained Singspiel in the Grand Prix de Paris. John Gosden's Torrential. was fourth and Peter Chapple-Hyam's Painter's Row was eighth.