Dubawi (Ire)

Dubawi's Highland Avenue Takes the Feilden

Successful in two of his first three starts on Kempton's Polytrack, Godolphin's Highland Avenue (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) was particularly impressive when taking the Mar. 3 "Road To The Kentucky Derby" Conditions S. given that he had to overcome a tardy start. Much more sprightly from the break in this debut on turf in Tuesday's Listed Feilden S. at Newmarket, the grey tracked the leading duo before taking over approaching the two-furlong pole. Chased down by stablemate Secret Protector (War Front) from there, he gave generously to win by 1 1/4...

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Dubawi's Philomene All Class In the Penelope

There was every reason to believe that a genuine future star of the 2021 Classic season was on display at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday as Godolphin, Ecurie des Monceaux and Ecurie Skymarc Farm's Philomene (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) made light work of the G3 Prix Penelope over the 10 1/2-furlong Prix de Diane distance. Off the mark by a short neck from the subsequent G1 Prix Marcel Boussac runner-up Tasmania (Fr) (Zoffany {Ire}) in a debutantes contest over a mile at ParisLongchamp in September, the Andre Fabre-trained half-sister to the G1 Irish...

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Daughter of Treve Unveiled at Saint-Cloud

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Tuesday's Observations features daughters of Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) and Goldikova (Ire) (Anabaa). 2.20 Saint-Cloud, Debutantes, €27,000, 3yo, f, 8fT PARIS (FR) (Shalaa {Ire}), the second foal and the first filly out of the remarkable dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}), starts out...

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Indigo Girl Eyeing 1000 Guineas Day Reappearance

Group 1 bridesmaid Indigo Girl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) will return to the racecourse on May 2, G1 1000 Guineas Day at Newmarket, trainer John Gosden announced. However, she is not a certain starter in the first fillies' Classic in England, as the  Listed Betfair Pretty Polly S. on the Guineas undercard is also under consideration. A winner of her first start at Yarmouth in August, the George Strawbridge homebred followed up with a win in the G2 May Hill S. at Doncaster in September prior to her second in the...

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Caravaggio Colt Carries Expectations at Naas

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Sunday's observations features the first Ballydoyle juvenile runner of 2021. 1.15 Naas, Mdn, €14,000, 2yo, 5fT TENEBRISM (Caravaggio) is Ballydoyle's first juvenile runner of 2021 and carries significance as his exciting first-season sire's potential first winner. Representing a partnership between Coolmore, Georg von Opel's Westerberg Limited and John Moores...

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Lord North Bound For Dubai Turf

Group 1 winner Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will step forward in the G1 Dubai Turf over 1800 metres on Mar. 27, Racing Post reported on Monday. Trainer John Gosden accepted an invitation for the race for the Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed Racing colourbearer. A winner of the G1 Prince Of Wales's S. last June, the bay was third in the G1 Juddmonte Internatioanl S. a month later. Unplaced in the G1 QIPCO Champion S. on Oct. 17, he was a solid fourth in the GI Longines Breeders' Cup Turf...

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Shadwell Reveals 2021 Mating Plans for Their Quality Broodmare Band

The mating plans for the high-quality Shadwell broodmare band were announced by the stud on Monday. Nunnery Stud's four stallions, led by new recruit Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), will all be well supported by Shadwell. Several top-flight winners are booked to the 2020 G1 Sussex S. victor, among them dual Group 1 winners Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway) and South African multiple Grade 1 winner Majmu (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}). They are joined by Ghanaati's Rahy half-sister, the stakes winner and G1 Oaks third Rumoush, who already...

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Billesdon Brook to Visit Dubawi

Classic heroine and MG1SW Billesdon Brook (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}-Coplow {GB}, by Manduro {Ger}) will visit Darley stallion Dubawi (Ire), Racing Post reported on Sunday. Retired after her eighth-place finish in defense of her G1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot S. in October, the Richard Hannon trainee was named an English highweight at seven to 9 ½ furlongs in 2019. "Billesdon Brook is going to Dubawi, I know it's expensive but I think she deserves it, so I'm just waiting for her to be ready to go off to Newmarket,"...

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Dubawi's 'Whisper' Stuns in UAE 1000 Guineas

Soft Whisper (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) was anything but subtle when delivering a seven-length tour-de-force in the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas at Meydan on Thursday night. Forwardly placed from the bell, the heavy favourite charged straight to the head of affairs and dueled with Heshmah (Kitten's Joy) who passed her leaving the chute. Poised in second, the filly always appeared full of run and reinsman Frankie Dettori was practically motionless as Soft Whisper ranged alongside Heshmah with less than 600 metres remaining. It was only a matter of how far from...

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Benbatl to Resurface in Europe

Godolphin's Benbatl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), a Group 1 winner in Australia, Germany and Dubai, will not compete in either the Dubai World Cup Carnival or the Saudi Cup. The 7-year-old entire will instead make his next appearance in Europe according to his trainer Saeed bin Suroor. The bay signed off last year with a third in the G2 Joel S. at Newmarket on Sept. 25. "Benbatl will not run in Dubai or Saudi Arabia this year--we'll keep him for a European campaign and look to get him out in May,"...

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Dubawi's Military Law Stalks and Pounces in Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1

One of the key pointers to the G1 Dubai World Cup in March went to Military Law (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) on Thursday. The 6-year-old gelding stalked and pounced on his foes before sustaining a determined late drive in the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1 at Meydan. Able to secure a handy spot in third against the fence as Capezzano (Bernardini) opened up on the field and Emblem Storm (English Channel) was just ahead, the first quarter was covered in :23.82. Capezzano's lead shrank with 600 metres to travel. A...

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Soft Whisper Leads Godolphin Trifecta in 1000 Guineas Trial

4th-Meydan, Cond., AED183,650, NH/SH 3yo, f, 1400m, 1:26.72, ft. SOFT WHISPER (IRE) (f, 3, Dubawi {Ire}--Placidia {Ire}, by Sea the Stars {Ire}) gave trainer Saeed bin Suroor the trifecta in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial Presented by Longines, as stablemates Last Sunset (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) and Final Thought (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) followed her across the wire at Meydan on Thursday. The conditions race is a pointer for the Listed UAE 1000 Guineas on Jan. 28. However, the daughter of Placidia's task was made easier with the withdrawal of...

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