Desert Debuters: Breeze-Up Sales Grad Makes Quick Appearance at Meydan

Tactical Bound | Goffs


In this series, we will have a look at American-bred first-time juvenile starters (through the end of 2023) and debuting 3-year-olds in maiden races at Meydan Racecourse, with a specific focus on pedigree and/or performance in a sales ring in the meetings leading up to the Dubai World Cup program Saturday, Mar. 30, 2024. The flagship venue for racing in the United Arab Emirates, Meydan will host racing predominantly on Fridays, with the exception of Super Saturday Mar. 2 and Dubai World Cup night. Here are the horses of interest for the first card of the season at Meydan:

Friday, November 10, 2023
2nd-Meydan, AED165,000 ($45k), Maiden, 2yo, 1200m
TACTICAL BOUND (Good Magic) looks to become the fourth winner from as many to the races for his Louisiana-bred dam Jet Black Magic (Hold Me Back), who posted a career-best effort when taking out the GIII Delta Princess S. in 2015. A $65,000 Keeneland September purchase last fall, the Mar. 25 foal fetched €222,222 ($238,303) from bloodstock agent Oliver St Lawrence on behalf of Victorious at the Goffs Dubai Breeze-Up Sale this past March. The colt's 3-year-old half-brother Midnight Rising (Mendelssohn) was a latest third in the GIII Marine S. at Woodbine.



Alsayef (Union Rags) was a $130,000 acquisition out of last year's Keeneland September sale and is a full-brother to the dual Grade I-placed K P Dreaming. The May 1 foal is out of Litigating (Point Given), whose SW/MGSP dam Mediation (Ire) (Caerleon) is also responsible for the versatile GISW Go Between (Point Given) and SW & GSP Go Around (Medaglia d'Oro).

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