Giant's Causeway Colt Smart Winner at Meydan

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Monaadah | Dhric/AK

1ST-Meydan, AED82,500, Cond., 3-3, NH/SH 3yo, 1400mT, 1:24.35, gd.
MONAADAH (c, 3, Giant's Causeway–Almusafa, by Haafhd {GB}), one of three horses–and now three winners–in the final crop of the legendary 'Iron Horse' Giant's Causeway, made his debut a winning one at Meydan on Thursday. Joining GIII Sam F. Davis S. hero and GI Claiborne Breeders' Futurity third Classic Causeway and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile third Giant Game, the colt punched the breeze from the bell while out widest of all. Near the vanguard despite his isolation, he sidled over to keep an eye on the leaders in midpack, but was no less than three wide rounding the bend. Still idling a bit for Jim Crowley, Monaadah was popped the question leaving the bend and set sail for the front, drawing even around the 400-metre mark. He edged past Moqadar (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), who had taken over from the longtime pacesetter Street Mood (Street Boss) inside the 300-metre pole and surged home to win by a widening 4 1/2 lengths. Silver Jubilee (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) made up some late ground to take second, two lengths to the good of Moqadar. Street Mood hung on for fourth, another 3 1/4 lengths behind. Monaadah is the fourth foal and third winner from three to race for his two-time winning dam Almusafa. The bay mare has a juvenile colt by The Factor and a yearling filly by Dads Caps. Out of the stakes-placed Basaata (Dixieland Band), she was bred to Cat Burgler last year. This is the same family as the Hong Kong wunderkind Golden Sixty (Aus) (Medaglia d'Oro). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, AED49,500. VIDEO.
O-Shadwell. B-Shadwell Farm, LLC (KY). T-Saeed bin Suroor.

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