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Makfi Wins the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket 01.05.2010

Guineas winner Makfi was a bargain buy at just 26,000gns

  PICTURE: EDWARD WHITAKER  

Makfi slips through Sheikh Hamdan's net

EVEN though his runner Awzaan finished unplaced, Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum still secured a 2,000 Guineas victory as the breeder of shock winner Makfi, a Classic winner for Darley sire Dubawi from his first crop.

Indeed, Makfi was in training for Sheikh Hamdan last season with Marcus Tregoning before being sold for just 26,000gns at last year's Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training sale.

Between them, the first four home in the Guineas cost less than £120,000 to purchase as a yearling or juvenile.

Makfi was bought by Hubert Barbe, who has sold a series of high-profile jumpers to the UK such as Banjo, Escartefigue, Hors La Loi III, and Valiramix, with Martin Pipe and David Johnson among his main clients.

He has also bought notable Flat horses such as the stayers Geordieland and Cashelgar.

Despite his astonishingly lowly purchase price, Makfi is by Dubawi, who made a hugely promising start with this first two-year-old runners last season, and comes from a highly desirable distaff line.  His dam, the unraced Green Desert mare Dhelaal, is a half-sister to Sheikh Hamdan's champion two-year-old Alhaarth and to the dam of his Derby third Aqaleem. Further back this is also the family of Derby winner Authorized.

 

 

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