TDN RISING STARS

August 28, 2020 - Newmarket, Race 1, Alw, GBP £5,400, 7.0F, .0000

A'Shaari (GB), F, 2, 2018 by Dubawi (Ire)

1st Dam: Hibaayeb (GB) (G1SW-Eng, GISW-US, G1SP-Fr, $630,316), by Singspiel (Ire)
2nd Dam: Lady Zonda, by Lion Cavern
3rd Dam: Zonda (GB), by Fabulous Dancer

Owner: Godolphin
Breeder: Godolphin (GB)
Trainer: Charlie Appleby

Friday's MansionBet Best Odds Guaranteed Fillies' Novice S. at Newmarket played host to a new TDN Rising Star as Godolphin's A'Shaari (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) made a serious impact on debut for the Charlie Appleby stable. Sent off the 3-1 second favourite for the seven-furlong contest, the full-sister to the operation's GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and G1 Prix Marcel Boussac winner Wuheida (GB) travelled smoothly on the testing ground held up by William Buick throughout the early stages. Moving smoothly down the outer to gain command approaching the furlong pole, the chestnut burst clear and was being eased late en route to a 3 1/2-length success from Ready To Venture (GB) (Kingman {GB}), with 2 3/4 lengths back to Bellazada (Ire) (Belardo {Ire}) in third.

While wide-margin wins on this type of ground can flatter to deceive, the portents are strong that A'Shaari has real potential with her talented full-sibling also scoring on debut over the same course and distance in the same month four years ago. She went straight from her maiden to Chantilly on Arc day where she prevailed in the Marcel Boussac before adding the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and G2 Dahlia S. to her tally and placing in the G1 Falmouth S. and G1 Preis der Diana (German Oaks), Hwt. Older Mare-Eng at 7-9 1/2f, Hwt. Older Mare-Eur at 7-9 1/2f, G1SW-Fr, GISW-US, GSW & G1SP-Eng, G1SP-Ger, $1,537,519. Appleby said, "A'Shaari has only come to hand in the last few weeks, but handled the ground well as her sister Wuheida did."

The dam Hibaayeb (GB) (Singspiel {Ire}) was also introduced over this track and trip in August 2009 by Clive Brittain and although she took four runs to break her maiden she did so in style in the G1 Fillies' Mile. Transferred to Godolphin soon after, she was third in the G1 Prix Saint-Alary and won the G2 Ribblesdale S. before recording a career-best success in the GI Yellow Ribbon S. at three before annexing the GII Sheepshead Bay S. as a 4-year-old. A'Shaari is her fourth winner from as many runners and she also has a filly foal by Deep Impact (Jpn) to come.

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