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May 25, 2017 - GOODWOOD, Race 1, Alw, GBP £10,000, 6.0F

Masar (Ire), C, 2, 2015 by New Approach (Ire)

1st Dam: Khawlah (Ire) ( Hwt. 3yo-UAE at 7-9 1/2f, MGSW-UAE & GSP-Eng, $1,366,175), by Cape Cross (Ire)
2nd Dam: Villarrica, by Selkirk
3rd Dam: Melikah (Ire), by Lammtarra

Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Godolphin (Ire)
Trainer: Charlie Appleby

The second foal and first to race out of the G2 UAE Derby heroine Khawlah, Masar was sent off the 5-2 favourite but William Buick was in no hurry and allowed him to languish in rear early. Needing a run passing the quarter pole, the homebred found a gap between rivals in time to collar Invincible Army (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), a son of the G1 Falmouth S. scorer Rajeem (GB) (Diktat {GB}), in the final yards and register a cosy short-head success. Assistant trainer James Ferguson said, “He did it the right way, as he learnt a lot during the race. As you can see by his breeding and the way he won, he wants further. William Buick said he was very happy with him. To be honest, with a horse like that, you would look at Royal Ascot. He is qualified to run in the [Listed] Chesham [S. June 24] and if we are going to send him there, that would be the one to go for. We do like him and I think he has got a lot of class.” Khawlah proved herself a class act in Dubai, winning the G3 UAE Oaks with such ease she was allowed to take on the colts in the Derby and duly headed off the talented pair of Master of Hounds (Kingmambo) and Mahbooba (Aus) (Galileo {Ire}). Very disappointing on turf thereafter, her first foal arrived in 2014 but the filly Tomouh (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) has yet to make an appearance, while she has a yearling colt by Shamardal. Her half-brother Vancouverite (GB) (Dansili {GB}) proved another smart performer in these silks, winning the G2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano and finishing runner-up in the G1 Jebel Hatta and they are out of the Listed Pretty Polly S. scorer Melikah who was placed in both the G1 English and Irish Oaks. Out of Urban Sea (Miswaki), she is the dam of three significant runners in the royal blue in recent times in Masterstroke (Monsun {Ger}), successful in the G2 Grand Prix de Deauville and third in the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the G2 Lonsdale Cup third Hidden Gold (Ire) (Shamardal) and Moonlight Magic (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) who captured the G3 DerrinstownStud Derby Trial and was third in the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $8,392. 

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