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Midday wins the Nassau Stakes Goodwood 31.07.2010

Midday: hails from the brilliant Juddmonte family descended from Mofida

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker / racingpostpix.com  

Two Group 1 winners in a week for Oasis Dream

Blue Square Nassau Stakes (Group 1), Goodwood 1m2f

MIDDAY 4yo b f Oasis Dream - Midsummer (Kingmambo)

Breeder: Juddmonte Farms Ltd

JUST six days after Oasis Dream got his seventh individual Group 1 winner on the scoreboard with Grosser Dallmayr-Preis heroine Lady Jane Digby, the young Juddmonte sire was represented by another top-flight winner on Saturday when Midday landed the Nassau Stakes.

Henry Cecil-trained Midday travelled beautifully throughout the race and showed an electric turn of foot to quicken and take up the running at the two-furlong pole.

Though she was overtaken briefly by last season's Prix de Diane heroine Stacelita (by Monsun), and hanging left, she showed commendable bravery to battle back and win by one and a quarter lengths.

It is a third Group 1 success for Midday, after last year's Nassau Stakes and Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

Stacelita finished runner-up, with Godolphin's German acquisition Antara (Platini) a length back in third.

Midday hails from one of her owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah's best families, as a great-granddaughter of Juddmonte's fountain-head mare Mofida.

A long list of star performers descend from Mofida, including Elmaamul, Reams Of Verse, Regal Parade, Zafonic and Zamindar.

Midday's dam, Midsummer, did her bit for family honour by finishing second in the Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial.

Midsummer also has a two-year-old colt by Stacelita's sire Monsun, called Midsummer Sun, a yearling sister to Midday, and a filly foal by Pivotal.

 

 

 

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