Gamilati: The Bernardini filly was an impressive winner at MeydanPICTURE: Andrew Watkins
Bernardini filly shinesin UAE 1,000 Guineas
BERNARDINI has a live 1,000 Guineas candidate for Newmarketin May, in the form of Gamilati, who was a hugely impressive winner of the Listed UAE 1,000 Guineas today.
The filly, trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, was successful in last year's Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes prior to finishing last in the Lowther Stakes at York.
The Darley homebred is the second foal out of Illustrious Miss, a daughter of Kingmambo, who was successful in the Group 3 Totesport Chartwell Stakes at Lingfield prior to being placed in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. She has produced two other winners, most notably Late Romance, the winner of two races in France.
Bernardini a multiple Grade 1-winner, whose victories included the Preakness Stakes, has sired four Grade/Group 1 winners in his first two crops. The highlights being To Honor And Serve, Stay Thirsty and A Z Warrior in America and Biondetti in Italy.
Bernardini will stand at Darley's Jonabell Farm in 2012 for $150,000, double his 2011 fee of $75,000.