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Dubawi Gold - Goodwood 27.08.2011

Dubawi Gold: bred on the same Dubawi - Green Desert cross at Makfi

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) 

Saturday's stakes action - all you need to know

A full breeding analysis of all the day's Group races will appear in the results section of Sunday's Racing Post.

Celebration Mile (Group 2), Goodwood

A DESERVED first Group success for Dubawi Gold saw him become the 18th Pattern winner worldwide from three crops of racing age by Dubawi, and the third bred on the Green Desert cross following Makfi and top-class Hong Kong performer Lucky Nine.

Bred by A. H. Bennett, he is the best of five winners out of Savannah Belle, a 5f-winning granddaughter of the 1977 Sun Chariot and Nassau Stakes heroine Triple First. Her influence has been to the fore throughout the year thanks to the exploits of descendants Carlton House and Duncan.

Prestige Stakes (Group 3), Goodwood

REGAL Realm's victory in the Prestige Stakes will have provided her owner-breeder Cheveley Park Stud with particular satisfaction in that not only did they breed her sire, Eclipse Stakes winner Medicean, but also her first two dams.

She is the second foal out of Regal Riband, a winning Fantastic Light daughter of the stud's Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Regal Rose, and the 16th Pattern winner by Medicean. Others include Group 1 winners Nanninaand leading first-season sire Dutch Art, the latter of whom stands alongside his sire at Cheveley Park Stud.

Windflower March Stakes (Listed), Goodwood

KIRSTEN Rausing's homebred Motrice finally broke through at stakes level to take this 1m6f event and become the fifth black-type winner for Derby hero Motivator.

The four-year-old is her sire's second stakes winner of the year following Silver Cup scorer Tactician, another representative who needs 1m6f to show his true colours. Each of Motivator's stakes winners hail from his first crop and are led by the 2009 May Hill Stakes heroine Pollenator.

Motrice is the last reported foal out of the unplaced Affirmed mare Entente Cordiale (who shares her name with the dam of Equiano). It is a family whichMotrice's trainer Sir Mark Prescott knows well since he trained her half-brother, the tough Foreign Affairs, to win 12 races including seven at Listed level. The son of Hernando now stands at Woodlands Stud in Ireland.

Entente Cordiale is the dam of five other winners and a half-sister to Peruvian champion Natalie Too. Further back, it is the family of Prix Morny winner Ancient Regime and Arc runner-up Mubtaker.

Hopeful Stakes (Listed), Newmarket

FEW mares are enjoying such a good year as Lordship Stud's Swiss Lake, whose daughter, Swiss Dream, defeated her elders when winning the Hopeful Stakes.

The daughter of Oasis Dream becomes the second stakes winner out of her dam following last season's Group 3-winning sprinter Swiss Diva (by Pivotal). Remarkably, she is one of four runners out of Swiss Lake to score this year following Swiss Franc (by Mr Greeley; also second in the 2007 Coventry Stakes), Swiss Cross (by Cape Cross) and Swiss Spirit (by Invincible Spirit). All but Swiss Cross carry the Lordship Stud colours and are trained by David Elsworth.

Swiss Lake was purchased by Lordship Stud at the 2004 Keeneland January Sale following a career in which she landed the Listed St Hugh's Stakes for the Thoroughbred Corporation and Gerard Butler. By Indian Ridge, she is out of the smart sprinter Blue Iris and a half-sister to the Listed-placed Dubai Princess.

Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes (Listed), Beverley

A TRUE 5-6f specialist, Beverley Bullet Sprint Stakes winner Tangerine Trees is reminiscent of his sire Mind Games, a tough sprinter whose seven victories included the 1995 Palace House Stakes.

The son of Puissance stood at Bearstone Stud until his retirement this year. His other Pattern race-winning offspring are Richmond Stakes winner Always Hopeful and Queen Mary Stakes winner Romantic Myth.

Tangerine Trees' dam Easy To Imagine is an unraced Cozzene daughter of the smart miler Zarani Sidi Anna and a sister to Hiddensee, a winner over 1m4f-1m7f at three to four. Easy To Imagine has also produced 6-7f winner Masai Moon and dual 5-6f winner Galatian.

 

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