This vast irrigation system depends largely on the Indus River, which originates on the northern slopes of the Kailash mountain range in India and runs north to south through the entire length of Pakistan with many tributaries, including the Zaskar
, the Shyok, the Nubra, and the Hunza, converging in the northern region and flowing through the provinces of Ladakh, Baltistan, and Gilgit.
There were Listed wins for Max One Two Three and Clifton Dancer, and Listed places in the same French provincial race for Shawhill (in 2007) and Zaskar
(this year) before his two extraordinary afternoons at Newmarket's July meeting this summer, when Classic Blade and Firth Of Fifth took juvenile Group 2s.
I was in America over the weekend saddling Zaskar
in the American Oaks but I managed to get myself to a computer to look at the confirmation stage," said Lambourn-based Dascombe.
TOM DASCOMBE is eyeing the Prix Urban Sea in France next month for Zaskar
after her striking victory in the Ikendi Interiors Fillies' Handicap at Great Leighs.
As for Zaskar
, the author Michel Peissel notes in his book, Zanskar -- The Hidden Kingdom that: "Zaskar
[is] the repetition of an error, made over a hundred years ago by the native secret agents whom the British sent in disguise to map the more remote corners of the Himalaya.
The other European runners were Zaskar
and Annie Skates, who finished tenth and 11th.
will fly the flag for Tom Dascombe's Lambourn yard in France next month after romping home in the Ikendi Interiors Fillies' Handicap at Great Leighs.
Tonight, his representative is 4-1 second favourite with Coral for the EUR750,000 event, where she is joined by Zaskar
and Annie Skates from Britain and Satan's Circus from France.
Pat Smullen will ride the filly in the EUR750,000 event, in which rivals will include the Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained Annie Skates and Zaskar
, who is having her final outing for Tom Dascombe.
My horse, Zaskar
, was declared to run at the meeting, and costs had been incurred in getting her to the races, as well as ourselves, but we were to find, to our dismay, that we were not able to run, through no fault of our own.
TOM DASCOMBE'S burgeoning training career received another boost when Zaskar
landed her third success from four starts, making a mockery of her mark in the 1m2f fillies' handicap.
Dusty Moon won her only previous race on the all-weather and shaped as if a bit further would help when lacking the pace to challenge in a 1m handicap at Goodwood last time, but her credentials are not as strong at the weights as those of Zaskar
, who makes a good bit of appeal from the foot of the handicap.