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Dubawi (right) winning Prix Jacques LeMarois

Dubai Queen's half-brother Dubawi (right) wins the Prix Jacques le Marois

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)  

Dubawi half-sister loses maiden tag at Goodwood

DUBAI QUEEN, a half-sister to Classic hero and exciting young sire Dubawi, lost her maiden tag at the third time of asking in the Royal Sussex Regiment Maiden Stakes over 1m at Goodwood on Thursday.

She comfortably beat Trojan Nights, a Street Cry gelding out of 1,000 Guineas runner-up Dabaweyaa, by one length, with Agiaal, a Sakhee colt out of 1,000Guineas winner Lahan, back in third.

The Luca Cumani-trained daughter of Kingmambo has been slower in coming to hand than Dubawi, a son of the ill-fated Dubai Millennium who won the Superlative and National Stakes at two, and added the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Prix Jacques le Marois to his tally at three.

Dubawi stands under the Darley banner at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket. His oldest crop are only four yet he has already been represented by four Group 1 winners including last year's 2,000 Guineas scorer Makfi and Saturday's 2,000 Guineas runner-up Dubawi Gold.

Dubai Queen - who holds an entry for the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot - and Dubawi are out of Deploy's Italian Oaks-winning daughter Zomaradah. The dam has produced four winners in total and another black-type performer besides Dubawi in the shape of Listed Ballymacoll Stakes winner Princess Nada, by Barathea.

Zomaradah's third dam is blue hen Sunbittern, ancestress of two top-notch performers by Dubai Queen's sire Kingmambo: Lockinge runner-up Alexandros and 1,000 Guineas heroine Virginia Waters.

Zomaradah also has a two-year-old filly by Street Cry called Emirates Queen and a yearling filly by New Approach named Princess Of Jordan.

 

 

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