Godolphin's 3.1-Million Half to Golden Horn Makes Winning Debut at HQ

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Frankel, sire of Newmarket maiden winner Dhahabi

Dhahabi (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) understandably caused a stir when knocked down for 3.1-million guineas at last year's renewal of Tattersalls' October Book 1 sale and the half-brother to MG1SW G1 Epsom Derby and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) duly delivered a debut win in Saturday's British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden S. over seven furlongs at Newmarket.

3rd-Newmarket, £6,400, Mdn, 7-25, 2yo, 7fT, 1:25.70, g/f.
DHAHABI (IRE) (c, 2, Frankel {GB}–Fleche d'Or {GB}, by Dubai Destination) caused a stir when knocked down for 3.1-million guineas at last year's renewal of Tattersalls' October Book 1 sale and the half-brother to MG1SW G1 Epsom Derby and G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Golden Horn (GB) (Cape Cross {Ire}) duly delivered a debut win here. The March-foaled bay was slightly sluggish at the break and tanked forward from a position in rear to go third at halfway. Coming under pressure with three furlongs remaining, the 15-8 chalk was driven along to challenge passing the eighth pole and ridden out on the climb to withstand the late charge of 50-1 poke Dinoo (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) by a neck. Full-brother to a yearling filly, Dhahabi is the sixth of seven surviving foals and fifth winner out of an unraced half-sister to G1 Coronation S. heroine Rebecca Sharp (GB) (Machiavellian). He is also kin to MGSP Listed Ballymacoll Stud S. victress Eastern Belle (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}). Sales history: 3,100,000gns Ylg '19 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,297.
1ST-TIME STARTER. O-Godolphin; B-Fleche d'Or Partnership (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby.

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