Singspiel: multiple Group 1 winner sired Friday's Jebel Ali winners Sharaayeen and TesslamPICTURE: Getty Images
Friday Jebel Ali double for the late Singspiel
PROGENY of the late Singspiel lit up the Jebel Ali card on Friday, capturing the last two events of the day.
The former Charlie Hills-trained Sharaayeen provided the opening leg of the stallion's double when accounting for the Shamardal colt Zain Shamardal in the 1m1f dirt handicap. Five-year-old Sharaayeen was winning for the third time in 20 starts.
Bred in Britain by Derek and Jean Clee, the gelding is a half-brother to three winners and out of the dual Listed heroine Corinium. He was purchased by Shadwell Estates for 85,000gns at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Sale.
Fellow Singspiel gelding Tesslam, a Doncaster maiden winner in 2010 for Michael Jarvis, captured the 1m2f handicap on dirt by a nose at the expense of Amazon River, a half-brother to Charnwood Forest and Medaaly.
A half-brother to sprint winners in Greece and Sweden, Tesslam is out of the 1999 National Stakes winner Rowaasi and was bred in Britain by Darley.
Popular globe-trotter Singspiel was put down at Dalham Hall Stud in July 2010 at the age of 18 after developing laminitis. The son of In The Wings, who won four Group 1 races for Sir Michael Stoute, left behind 42 Pattern winners including 13 - such as Confidential Lady, Moon Ballad and Papineau - at the highest level.