Munnings Firster Highly Impressive at Meydan

Shahama | DJRIC/AK

1ST-Meydan, AED82,500, Mdn., 12-9, 2yo & SH 3yo, f, 1400m, 1:25.70.
SHAHAMA (f, 2, Munnings–Private Feeling, by Belong to Me), a half-sister to two-time Eclipse Award winner and five-time Grade I-winning Coolmore stallion Lookin At Lucky (Ch. 2yo/3yo Colt-US, $3,307,278), ran them off their feet to break her maiden in exceptionally impressive fashion Thursday at Meydan. Drawn out in gate nine, Shahama was away fairly beneath Adrie de Vries, but slowly made her way forward and raced right on the pace while four wide in the breeze down the backstretch. Forced to cover ground on the turn and into the stretch, the baldy-faced bay responded when popped the question about 400 meters from home and she finished full of run to score by nine lengths. Minwah (Cupid) was second. Shahama cost $425,000 at this year's OBS April sale after breezing a quarter-mile in :21 flat. Also a half to Kensei (Mr. Greeley), MGSW-US, $751,364 and a yearling colt by Catalina Cruiser, her dam was covered by Tom's d'Etat this spring. Sales history: $425,000 2yo '21 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0. VIDEO.
O-KHK Racing; B-SF Bloodstock LLC (KY); T-Fawzi Nass.

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