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Dubawi scores for Darley in Dubai

Darley stallion’s great day globally

Catkins scores a win for Darley stud at Rosehill on Saturday in the Group II Ranvet Stakes. Picture: Simon Bullard Source: News Corp Australia

Dubawi, a former shuttle stallion for the Darley Stud, rounded off a great day with a Group I double on the $US30m ($38.5m) World Cup card in Dubai on Saturday.

From the one foal crop of the Dubai World Cup winner Dubai Millennium (by Mr Prospector), Dubawi shared in the Darley stallion roster’s huge success at Rosehill on Saturday with the popular mare Catkins winning another Group II race.

And New Zealand’s Group I for the day, the Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) saw Marky Mark first of 13 to record the first winner at the highest level for Dubawi’s dual Group I miler Makfi, whose oldest runners are two-year-olds.

But at Meydan in Dubai, Mubtaahij was an eight-length winner of the $US2m UAE Derby (1900m, dirt) and Prince Bishop was a remarkable winner of the $US10m Dubai World Cup (2000m, dirt).

An Irish-bred colt by Dubawi, Mubtaahij runs for owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Khaliffa al Maktoum and he will now head for Churchill Downs for the Group I Kentucky Derby (2000m, dirt) on May 4 as the fist runner there for premier South African trainer Mike de Kock.

Prince Bishop, an eight-year-old by Dubawi, won the world’s richest race by 2¾ lengths, with the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome the runner-up.

Winning for the 11th time in 33 starts, Prince Bishop is owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum, the son of Dubai’s ruler who raced both Dubawi and Dubai Millennium.

The French flag flew in honour after the two grass features, the $US6m Sheema Classic (2400m) and the $US6m Dubai Turf (1800m).

The Aga Khan’s quality mare Dolyniya, by Azamour, outstayed fellow French entry Flintshire and the 2014 Japan Derby winner One And Only in the Sheema Classic for her fifth win in eight starts.

Solow, a grey son of Darley’s now deceased World Cup winner Singspiel, routed his nine rivals in the Dubai Turf, posting a margin of 4¼ lengths, easing down.

American sprinter Secret Circle, by Eddington, scrambled home in the $US2m Golden Shaheen (1200m, dirt) while British veteran Sole Power (by Kyllachy) finally broke through in the $US1m Al Quoz (1000m, turf) — his fifth attempt to win the race.

The Australian-bred duo Amber Sky and Bundle Of Joy, trained in Hong Kong, ran fourth and fifth, respectively, in the Al Quoz Sprint.

Australia’s main presence at the 30th Dubai World Cup was the post-meeting concert featuring veteran pop idol Kylie Minogue.

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Posted March 30, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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