Makfi: the son of Dubawi's second book of mares includes Banks HillPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
2,000 Guineas hero Makfi's first foals arrive
2,000 GUINEAS hero Makfi has his first foals on the ground.
The first arrival was a colt out of Raisonable, a half-sister to Group 1-placed Legerete, who was born at Haras des Monceaux in Normandy on January 20.
Monceaux manager Henri Bozo said: "We are really pleased with our Makfi colt, he is a great-looking, strong colt with good bone."
Another Makfi colt was born soon after at Kildangan Stud in County Kildare.
He is out of Kassiopeia and is thus a half-brother to the Oasis Dream yearling that realised 700,000gns when knocked down to Demi O'Byrne last year.
Eamon Moloney at Kildangan Stud reported: "He is a very nice foal, and we are extremely happy with him."
David Redvers, manager of Tweenhills Stud, where Makfi stands his second season this year at a fee of £25,000 said: "We are delighted that the first few foals by Makfi have been well received by breeders.
"We are also very pleased that Makfi continues to be in demand with another full and exceptional book for this season already confirmed."
Makfi- owned by Qatar Bloodstock - counts among his second book of mares Juddmonte's multiple Grade 1-winning filly Banks Hill, a full sister to Dansili, Champs Élysees and Cacique, as well as other top-level winners Frizzante and Majestic Roi.
Makfi, a son of Dubawi from the family of Alhaarth and Authorized, beat Dick Turpin and Canford Cliffs in the 2,000 Guineas, and inflicted a rare defeat on Goldikova in the Prix Jacques le Marois.