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Hibaayed wins the Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile Ascot 26.09.2009

Hibaayeb: the Singspiel filly was bred by Rabbah Bloodstock 

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Hibaayeb gives Singspiel Group 1 compensation

ONE day after news emerged that the French stewards had upheld the decision to disqualify Dar Re Mi from first place in the Prix Vermeille, Hibaayeb, another Singspiel filly, survived a lengthy enquiry to win the Fillies' Mile at Ascot.

Hibaayeb, trained by Clive Brittain for Mohammed Al Nabouda, entered the race as a maiden after three runs. She showed smart form on her most recent run, though, when runner-up to Pollenator in the May Hill Stakes.

In today's race she travelled well behind the leaders and squeezed through on the rails to take up the running inside the final furlong. However, in the closing stages she hung left into fast-finishing runner-up Lady Darshaan (High Chaparral).

Bred by Rabbah Bloodstock, Hibaayeb is the fourth foal out of the ten-year-old Lion Cavern mare Lady Zonda, a dual winner at three. The filly is a half-sister to May Meeting, who was narrowly beaten in a Listed race at two in 2007.

Lady Zonda also has a yearling colt by Halling, who is set to be consigned by David Brown's Furnace Mill Stud to Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, and a filly foal by Refuse To Bend.

Hibaayeb is Singspiel's third individual Group 1 winner this year, after Dubai Sheema Classic hero Eastern Anthem and Pretty Polly Stakes and Yorkshire Oaks scorer Dar Re Mi.

Earlier top-level winners for the stallion, who stood at Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £15,000 this year, include Dubai World Cup hero Moon Ballad and Ascot Gold Cup scorer Papineau.






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