Colour/Sex: Grey colt
Foaling Date: 09/04/2020
Owner: Mr Nurlan Bizakov
Race Record: 1231/2843833-1121
Highest Official Rating: 116

Since arriving in the yard in January 2022, Charyn has always been a good horse.

The handsome son of Dark Angel was purchased by Nurlan Bizakov for 250,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, and he didn’t take long to justify that price tag - winning on debut and attaining Black Type on his third racecourse appearance when third in the G2 Mill Reef at Newbury. He continued his progression to sign off a brilliant juvenile season with success in the G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at Chantilly, denying starting favourite Eddie’s Boy by a short neck after a tussle in the closing stages.

Although Charyn didn’t manage to win as a three-year-old, he ran some great races in defeat. Including 3rd in both the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes and G1 Sussex Stakes behind four-time G1-winning Paddington. He showed an admiral toughness and consistency, racing seven times in his three year-old season, five of these in G1 company, with contests on home turf, Ireland and in France.

The handsome grey bloomed over the winter, maturing into an imposing physical specimen. He duly kicked off his four-year-old season with a bang, storming to a 3½L victory in the Listed Doncaster Mile Stakes on the opening day of the flat season. A month later and he was back in the Winners Enclosure, this time for the G2 Bet365 Mile at Sandown. His next outing would be in G1 company for the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, and though he could not quite get to grips with outside Audience, he arguably ran a career best - destroying the rest of the field to finish 6½L clear of third-placed Witch Hunter and the rest. Hi Royal, Big Rock, Poker Face, Royal Scotsman and Flight Plan were all further back, not to mention Inspiral.

But his turn in the G1 limelight was just around the corner, on the opening day of Royal Ascot to be exact when he made it a Royal Meeting to remember - romping home in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes. Prominently positioned under Silvestre de Sousa in the stands' side group, Charyn tracked Lockinge foe Audience in the early stages but he proved no match this time around. 2f from home, Charyn stamped his authority, sweeping to the front and cruising away for an emphatic victory, 2¼L the better of Docklands back in second.

Roger said "It doesn't get any better, a group 1 at Royal Ascot and in the first race of the meeting. I'm so delighted and for his owner Nurlan Bizakov, who has invested so much in the game and supported me for a number of years.”