Godolphin's Dubawi Sales Sensation Wins On Debut


Hafit was a 2.1-million gns yearling | racingfotos.com

Newmarket's seven-furlong Rich Club With Rich Energy British EBF Newcomers Maiden S. witnessed the perfect start for Godolphin's 2.1 million guineas Book 1 purchase Hafit (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), as he justified 10-11 favouritism on Friday. The grandson of the stellar miler Attraction (GB) (Efisio {GB}) was in front soon after the start before being headed at halfway. Gathered together by William Buick running down into the 'dip', the Charlie Appleby-trained bay regained the advantage with a furlong remaining before holding Razzle Dazzle (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) by half a length as they drew clear. The winner is the second foal out of the dam Cushion (GB) (Galileo {Ire}), who was placed three times at listed level in Britain before running second in the GIII My Charmer H. and the GIII Violet S. She is one of three black-type performers out of the European champion 2-year-old filly and G1 English and Irish 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. heroine Attraction alongside the dual group winner and G1 Juddmonte International S.-placed Elarqam (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and the G3 Sapphire S.-winning sire Fountain of Youth (Ire) (Oasis Dream {GB}). Cushion's 2020 colt and 2021 filly are by No Nay Never.

3rd-Newmarket, £10,100, Mdn, 8-6, 2yo, 7fT, 1:26.36, gd.
HAFIT (IRE) (c, 2, Dubawi {Ire}–Cushion {GB} {MGSP-US, MSP-Eng, $169,111}, by Galileo {Ire}) Sales history: 2,100,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $7,596. O-Godolphin; B-Floors Farming & Coolmore Stud (IRE); T-Charlie Appleby.

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