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Dubawi: the son of Dubai Millennium got the Group 3 Deutsches St Leger winner today when Fox Hunt was successful in Dortmund



Darley sires sucessful
in Italy and Germany

DARLEY sires were successful in two European Group 2 races  staged within 15 minutes of each other today, before adding to the haul with victory in the Deutsches St Leger (G3).

First, Sneak A Peek, a son of Doyen, a one-time resident at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket and now based at Gestut Auenquelle, won the Premio Federico Tesio (G2) at San Siro in Italy.

Doyen, a son of Sadler's Wells,  was leased by Darley to Gestut Auenquelle for the 2009 covering season, an arrangement that was extended for the following twoseasons where he stood at €5,000.

Sneak A Peek beat the Italian Group race stalwart Jakkalberry, a son of Storming Home. The sire is now based in Japan and yesterday got a Group 1 winner in Australia when Lion Tamer was successful in the 1m1f Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

Fifteen minutes after the Federico Tesio, and moving north from Italy to Germany, Sommeraband won the Grosse Europa Meile (G2) at Munich. A  four-year-old son of Shamardal, who has previously enjoyed German Group race success with Deutsches Derby (G1) runner-up Zazou, Sommeraband is out of the Monsun mare Sommernacht, dam of the Group 3 winner Sommertag.

Shamardal, a son of Giant's Causeway, stands at Kildangan Stud in Ireland. He has had four Group 1 winners, and 16 Group race winners in total. He was available to breeders at €50,000 in 2011 - his highest fee to date.

An hour later, the Deutsches St Leger, run at Dortmund, was won by Fox Hunt, a Mark Johnston-trained son of Dubawi. It was a first success at Group level for Fox Hunt, whose previous best performance was when fourth in the Goodwood Cup (G2).

Fox Hunt did not run as a juvenile, but is from Dubawi's first crop, which also produced Poet's Voice, Dubawi's first Group 1 winner. The sire has now had six Group 1 winners, and 18 Group race winners. Dubawi stands at Dalham Hall and his nomination for 2o11 was £55,000 - and increase of £35,000 on his 2010 fee.






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