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Dubawi: the Darley second-season sire on the mark again with Titus Mills

  PICTURE: Caroline Norris  

Listed tricast another feather in Dubawi's cap

Peter Willett Stakes, registered as The Stardom Stakes (2yo Listed), Goodwood, 7f

TITUS MILLS (c Dubawi - Anayid by A. P. Indy)

Breeder: Irish National Stud

THE rapid ascent of Darley second-season sire Dubawi to the upper echelons of the stallion ranks continued at Goodwood on Tuesday, with Titus Mills becoming the fourth individual stakes winner from the sire's second crop.

Furthermore, Titus Mills led home a one-two-three for Dubawi in the race. He beat paternal half-brothers Big Issue and Surrey Star into second and third.

Titus Mills follows Monday's Criterium de l'Ouest winner Nova Step - giving Dubawi a quickfireListed win double - Prix Robert Papin winner Irish Field and Empress Stakes scorer Khor Sheed as the sire's second-crop stakes winners.

Trainer Brian Meehan

Brian Meehan: trains Titus Mills

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch  

So the signs are encouraging that Dubawi will maintain the strong start to his stud career. His first crop has yielded 2,000 Guineas and Prix Jacques le Marois hero Makfi, and Group 2 scorers Monterosso, Poet's Voice, Sand Vixen and Worthadd.

Brian Meehan-trained Titus Mills was bred in Ireland by the Irish National Stud. He is the third foal produced by the A. P. Indy mare Anayid, an unraced daughter of Fillies' Mile heroine Aqaarid.

Both of Titus Mills' older siblings have won races: Sand Tiger, his three-year-old half-brother by Indian Ridge, was a Darley 100,000gns breeze-up buy and won on his debut, and Mirabella, his three-year-old half-sister by Motivator, won a nursery last year.

Titus Mills was purchased at the Goffs Orby yearling sale by John Best for €65,000. His year-younger half-sister by Dalakhani is due to go under the hammer as lot 33 at this year's Orby sale.








Galileo £11,597,622
Dark Angel £3,704,206
Dubawi £3,194,696
Frankel £2,708,934
Kodiac £2,231,181
Acclamation £2,090,548
Iffraaj £2,067,853
Sea The Stars £1,923,734
Nathaniel £1,880,694
Invincible Spirit £1,699,882