TRAINED by Sir Michael Stoute, Eqtidaar was the impressive winner of a Group 1 sprint at Royal Ascot as a three-year-old. Retired to Sheikh Hamdan’s Nunnery Stud in Norfolk at the modest fee of £5,000, he covered 74 mares in his first season there last spring.

He already has some very good looking first crop foals this spring. Eqtidaar is one of 20 Group 1 stars sired by champion sprinter Invincible Spirit, a son of Green Desert, whose other sons include Kingman, Charm Spirit, Shalaa and Magna Carta, all with considerably more expensive nomination fees than the Shadwell stallion.