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Makfi Wins the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket 01.05.2010

Makfi: the 2,000 Guineas winner is bred on same cross as Dubaianswer

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Kempton debutante bred on potent Makfi cross

DUBAWI’S oldest crop are only four and yet a potent cross has already emerged.

Marco Botti

Marco Botti: trains Dubaianswer

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According to Racing Post statistics, the exciting Dalham Hall Stud stallion has had seven offspring out of Green Desert mares run; five of those have won races and they include two Group 1 scorers.

Last year’s 2,000 Guineas and Prix Jacques le Marois hero Makfi is out of the Green Desert mare Dhelaal and January’s Hong Kong Mile winner Lucky Nine is out of the Green Desert mare Birjand.

Woodcote Stakes runner-up and Hyperion Conditions Stakes winner Dubawi Gold, Australian Listed winner Zubbaya and last year’s Dermot Weld-trained 1m juvenile maiden winner Midnight Music are other representatives of the cross.

Those statistics bode well for the latest runner bred on the cross, Dubaianswer, who makes her debut for trainer Marco Botti in the 1m fillies’ maiden at Kempton tonight.

Dubaianswer was bred by Dave Curran and Eric Cantillon out of Answered Prayer, the result of the union between Green Desert and Oaks heroine Jet Ski Lady.

She is a half-sister to five winners, including Kavachi, a seven-time winning handicapper between 1m and 1m2f.

Green Desert also features as sire of one of Dubaianswer’s fellow debutantes in the race, the Richard Hannon-trained Greenflash, who is from the family of Cadeaux Genereux.

The likely favourite, last-time-out second Swift Bird, is by Acclamation and out of a mare by Green Desert’s son Cape Cross.




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