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Dabirsim - Deauville 21.8.11

Dabirsim becomes a first-crop Group 1 winner for Hat Trick in the Morny

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Dabirsim a Morny marvel for Hat Trick

HAT TRICK, the sole Group 1-winning son of Kentucky Derby hero and legendary Japanese sire Sunday Silence at stud outside of Japan, achieved the notable feat of a first-crop two-year-old winner on Sunday when his son Dabirsim landed the Prix Morny over 6f at Deauville.

Dabirsim, trained by Christophe Ferland for owner Simon Springer, showed an electric turn of foot to dash clear of the field and defeat Prix Robert Papin winner Family One (Dubai Destination) by three lengths, with Vladimir (Kheleyf) in third.

Hat Trick, winner of the Group 1 Mile Championship at Kyoto and the Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin aged four, stands at Walmac Farm in Kentucky - a rare representative of his sire in America.

Dabirsim was bred in France by Liliane Monfort out of the placed mare Rumored, a daughter of Royal Academy and Italian Oaks winner Bright Generation.

Dabirsim also won last month's Group 3 Prix de Cabourg and is now unbeaten in four starts. He was bought by Springer out of the consignment of Haras de Grandcamp for €30,000 at the Arqana August yearling sale in Deauville.

Also at Deauville Announce became the 13th Group 1 winner sired by Lanwades Stud stalwart Selkirk with a narrow defeat of fellow Juddmonte homebred Timepiece in the Prix Jean Romanet for four-year-old and older fillies and mares.

Announce is out of the winning Gone West mare Hachita, a close relation to Zafonic and Zamindar (the sire of Timepiece) from the Juddmonte empire founded by blue hen Mofida.

Mofida now has five Group-winning descendants in 2011 so far: Announce, Entifaadha, Midday, Prohibit and The Cheka.

Jukebox Jury joined a rapidly growing band of star stayers sired by Montjeu with victory on his first try over an extreme distance in the Group 2 Prix Kergorlay over 1m7f.

Montjeu's other top stayers include this season's Ascot Gold Cup hero Fame And Glory and Prix Royal-Oak scorer Montare.

Jukebox Jury was bred by Paul Nataf out of the Kenmare mare Mare Aux Fees, making him a three-parts brother to this season's Lingfield Derby Trial runner-up Hurricane Higgins (Hurricane Run) and a half-brother to stakes performers Belle Allure, Le Larron, Pierrot Solaire and The Mask.





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