Hisaabaat: one of nine winning jumpers by DubawiPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Sunday's big jumps races - the breeding angles
Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1), 2m, 4yo
HISAABAAT (4 g Dubawi - Phariseek)
Bred by Ballylinch Stud
DUBAWI is deservedly a leading light of the Flat stallion ranks thanks to the likes of Makfi and Poet's Voice but Darley's Classic-winning son of Dubai Millennium is also making a fine impression on the winter game.
No fewer than nine of his 12 jumps representatives have won, a list which was enhanced on Sunday by the easy victory of Hisaabaat - a member of his second crop - over Shadow Catcher (by another Classic winner in Haafhd) in the Grade 1 Spring Juvenile Hurdle. Other high-profile jumps runners by Dubawi include multiple winner Palawi and the highly regarded Vulcanite.
A €140,000 Goffs Orby yearling purchase by Shadwell Estates, Hisaabaat won a Ballinrobe maiden for Dermot Weld before changing hands to Emerald Bloodstock for 55,000gns on the final day of last year's Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale.
Hisaabaat maintains the good start to 2012 enjoyed by Ballylinch Stud, also the breeder of recent Meydan winner Fox Hunt. A half-brother to four minor Flat winners, the gelding is out of the Rainbow Quest mare Phariseek, who was Listed-placed twice over a mile. In turn, she is a daughter of Ballylinch Stud's foundation mare, the Group 1-winning two-year-old Pharoah's Delight.
Beechwood Grange Stud's Haafhd was responsible for the second and third home, Shadow Catcher and Countrywide Flame.
Deloitte Novice Hurdle (Grade 1), 2m2f
BENEFFICIENT (6 g Beneficial - Supreme Breda)
Bred by Peter Tomany
KNOCKHOUSE Stud sire Beneficial extended his lead at the head of the leading jumps sires' list as Benefficient made all to score a shock win in the €52,000 Deloitte Novice Hurdle.
Beneficial is currently enjoying an exceptional 2011 - 2012 season thanks to the exploits of performers such as Kid Cassidy, Monksland, Mount Benbulben, Benash and Fists Of Fury. As a result, the son of Top Ville holds a healthy advantage over King's Theatre and Flemensfirth at the head of the current jumps sires' table.
Purchased by Tony Martin for €52,000 at last year's inaugural Tattersalls Ireland Point-to-Point Sale, Benefficient is the first foal and only winner out of Supreme Breda, an unraced half-sister to Listed-winning hurdler Asklynn.
Supreme Breda has a yearling brother to the winner.
Dr P. J. Moriarty Chase (Grade 1), 2m5f
LAST INSTALMENT (7 g Anshan - Final Instalment)
Bred by John O'Mahony
GIGGINSTOWN Stud seem to have unearthed another top-class chaser in Last Instalment, who put in a superb round of jumping on Sunday to record his fourth consecutive success.
Last Instalment shares his sire, the 1990 2,000 Guineas third Anshan, with stars of the current season such as Quantitativeeasing and Shakalakaboomboom, who were both successful in big Cheltenham handicap chases in December. Other major jumps winners by the son of Persian Bold, who died at Glenview Stud in 2005, include Asian Maze and Powerstation.
Last Instalment was bought as a three-year-old at the Goffs Land Rover Sale by Kevin Power for €10,500 and is the only winner out of the unraced Insan mare Final Instalment.
However, her dam Augustaeliza is a sister to the Grade 2 winning chaser Call Me Later.
Hennessy Gold Cup (Grade 1), 3m
QUEL ESPRIT (8 g Saint Des Saints - Jeune d'Esprit)
Bred by Haras de Saint Voir
RISING star Saint Des Saints recorded his second Grade 1 winner on Irish soil when Willie Mullins' Quel Esprit justified 5/4 favouritism to deny Roberto Goldback in the Hennessy Gold Cup.
Saint Des Saints, a son of Cadoudal and 1983 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches fourth Chamisene, gained his finest win for Guillaume Macaire in an Auteuil Grade 2, and didn't take long to make an impact at stud with high-class hurdlers such as Santa Bamba, Synaptique, Quel Esprit and Quito De La Roque emerging out of his first crop of 43 foals.
Thestallion has since sired Me Voici, who won the Coral Future Champions Juvenile Novice Hurdle in 2009, the Grade 3-winning chaser St Devote, Grade 2-placed Lyreen Legend and highly regarded hurdler Chablais to mark himself down as one of France's most exciting jumps stallions.
The 14-year-old stands at Haras d'Etreham for €4,000.
Quel Esprit is the best of two winners out of a placed sister to the Grade 2-placed hurdler Image De Marque II.
Sold for €33,000 to Highflyer Bloodstock at the 2006 Goffs France Summer Sale, Quel Esprit was resold for 17,500gns to Five Star at the 2007 DBS Spring Sale. He was unsold at 18,000gns in the same ring that December.