Dubawi's Fairy Cross Makes All For Prestige Triumph

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Goldophin's homebred 2-year-old filly Fairy Cross (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}–Devonshire {Ire}, by Fast Company {Ire}), who ran second in last month's Listed Star S. at Sandown, employed enterprising tactics in Saturday's G3 William Hill Prestige S. at Goodwood and was rewarded with a career high in the seven-furlong fillies' test.

The 2-1 favourite was swiftly into stride and held sway from the outset. Shaken up when threatened at the quarter-mile marker, she poached a decisive advantage approaching the final furlong and was ridden out to hold Breege (GB) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) and Bright Diamond (Ire) (El Kabeir) by a length and 3/4-of-a-length in snug fashion.

“I've just spoken to William [Buick], he said she's got plenty of natural pace and I'm delighted with that performance,” said Charlie Appleby of the G2 Rockfel S. and G1 Fillies' Mile entry. “He sees no reason why she won't be able to step up to the mile later on, but she's very comfortable at seven furlongs for the moment. There's no set plans or future targets, but she's a filly that's progressing nicely.”

Fairy Cross becomes the 155th pattern-race winner for her sire (by Dubai Millennium {GB}) and the first for G2 Ridgewood Pearl S. victrix and G1 Irish 1000 Guineas third Devonshire. Her second dam Nova Tor produced Listed Harry Rosebery S. winner Hurryupharriet (Ire) (Camacho {GB}), herself the dam of Listed Betway Kachy S. scorer Exalted Angel (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}). Nova Tor's half-sister Titian Saga (Ire) (Titus Livius {Fr}) is the dam of G1 Nunthorpe S. heroine Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}), Listed Land O'Burns Fillies' S. victrix Hay Chewed (Ire) (Camacho {GB}) and the stakes-placed Flying Sparkle (Ire) (Fast Company {Ire}). Devonshire has a yearling colt by Blue Point (Ire) and a weanling colt by Ghaiyyath (Ire) to come.

Saturday, Goodwood, Britain
WILLIAM HILL PRESTIGE FILLIES' S.-G3, £60,000, Goodwood, 8-27, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:30.84, g/s.
1–FAIRY CROSS (IRE), 128, f, 2, by Dubawi (Ire)
1st Dam: Devonshire (Ire) (GSW & G1SP-Ire, $226,520), by Fast Company (Ire)
2nd Dam: Nova Tor (Ire), by Trans Island (GB)
3rd Dam: Nordic Living (Ire), by Nordico
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN; 1ST GROUP WIN. O/B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby; J-William Buick. £34,026. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-0, $56,345. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Breege (GB), 128, f, 2, Starspangledbanner (Aus)–Wowcha (Ire), by Zoffany (Ire). O/B-Chasemore Farm (GB); T-John Quinn. £12,900.
3–Bright Diamond (Ire), 128, f, 2, El Kabeir–Starlite Sienna (Ire), by Elusive Pimpernel. 1ST BLACK TYPE; 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. (€23,000 Ylg '21 GOFSPT; €52,000 2yo '22 TATGOR). O-Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum; B-T Molan (IRE); T-Karl Burke. £6,456.
Margins: 1, 3/4, 1 1/4. Odds: 2.00, 4.50, 3.33.
Also Ran: Mottisfont (Ire), Candle Of Hope (GB), Queen Olly (Ire), Bet Me (Ire), Inanna (Ire). Scratched: Ivory Madonna (Ire). Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.

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