Dubawi Colt Struts His Stuff En Route To Rising Stardom

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Well-touted and well-related, Local Dynasty (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}-Really Special {GB}, by Shamardal) gave every impression he was idling just over two furlongs from home, before cruising past his rivals and rocketing up the rising ground for an 3 1/2-length victory at Newmarket on Friday. The 30th 'TDN Rising Star' for his Darley sire, the bay was the 15-8 favourite in this debut.

Tucked in behind in an ideal tracking position, Local Dynasty gave every appearance of sitting on a big effort, and backed that impression up in style. Nearing the 600-metre mark, James Doyle said go, and the colt began improving out on the stands' side. Given one right-hander, he hit another gear 1 1/2 furlongs from home and put the race to bed in a matter of strides. It was a two-way battle for second between Onslow Gardens (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) and Paisano (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), with the former gaining the advantage by an 1 3/4 lengths.

The race was delayed for several minutes, as the colt's Charlie Appleby-trained stablemate City Of Kings (GB) (Kingman {GB}) unseated rider Jack Mitchell, and was later scratched.

Out of the Listed Montrose Fillies S. heroine Really Special, Local Dynasty is her second foal, runner, and winner. He has a weanling half-sister by Sea The Stars (Ire). The dam, a daughter of listed winner and top-producer Rumh (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), is a half-sister to the Dubawi headliners Yibir (GB), who won the GI Breeders' Cup Turf in 2021 and triple top-level winner Wild Illusion (GB), second in both the 2018 G1 Oaks  and the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Third dam Royal Dubai (Ger) (Dashing Blade {GB}), successful in the 2002 G3 Preis der Winterkonigin, is a half-sister to the GI Beverly D. S. heroine Royal Highness (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}).

Dubawi has already sired five stakes winners out of Shamardal mares, including G2 Balanchine S. heroine Creative Flair (Ire), and G3 Autumn S. winner and G1 Futurity Trophy second One Ruler (Ire), like Local Dynasty, Godolphin homebreds.

3rd-Newmarket, £8,000, Mdn, 8-5, 2yo, 7fT, 1:28.06, g/f.
LOCAL DYNASTY (IRE) (c, 2, Dubawi {Ire}–Really Special {GB} {SW-Eng, SP-UAE, $108,180}, by Shamardal) Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,253. VIDEO. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

O/B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby.

 

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