PEDIGREE NOTES: Dubai World Cup day's blacktype winners
Dr Sieglinde McGee
on 26 March 2016
Group 1 success for Dubawi and Oasis Dream; other European sires Manduro and Pivotal also among the winners at Meydan
California Chrome was an impressive winner of the Group 1 Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline over 10 furlongs on the dirt at Meydan, taking his career earnings past the £8 million mark. The five times Group/Grade 1 star is trained by Art Sherman and he was bred by the partnership of Perry Martin and Steve Coburn. The son of Harris Farms stallion Lucky Pulpit (by Pulpit) is out of Love The Chase (by Not For Love), a grand-daughter of stakes winner Chase The Dream (by Sir Ivor), and he comes from the family of the Grade 1 winner and 1977 Eclipse Award heroine Cascapedia (by Chieftain).Postponed won the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic presented by Longines over 12 furlongs on turf at Meydan, bringing his career earnings past the £3.5 million mark. The Roger Varian-trained five-year-old is a son of Dalham Hall Stud's outstanding stallion Dubawi (by Dubai Millennium), he was bred by St Albans Bloodstock Llp, and he is out of Ever Rigg (by Dubai Destination), a daughter of Group 1 winner Bianca Nera (by Salse). I reviewed Postponed's pedigree in detail in the 1st August 2015 edition of The Irish Field.Real Steel won the Group 1 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World, run over nine furlongs at Meydan, a first win at the highest level for the classic-placed Japanese pattern scorer. Trained by Yoshito Yahagi and bred by Northern Farm, the four-year-old is a son of Shadai Stallion Station's champion sire Deep Impact (by Sunday Silence). He is a full-brother to the pattern-placed Prodigal Son and his dam, Loves Me Only (by Storm Cat), is a half-sister to the Group 1 scorer Rumplestiltskin (by Danehill), the dam of Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine Tapestry (by Galileo). His third dam is the great racemare Miesque (by Nureyev), dam of the influential stallion Kingmambo (by Mr Prospector) and classic heroine East Of The Moon (by Private Account).Muarrab got the better of X Y Jet after a close battle for the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News over six furlongs on the dirt at Meydan. Bred by Stratford Place Stud and carrying the famous Hamdan Al Maktoum colours, the seven-year-old gelding is trained by Musabah Al Muhairi. The son of Banstead Manor Stud stallion Oasis Dream (by Green Desert) is one of seven blacktype horses out of Licence To Thrill (by Wolfhound), and that makes him a half-brother to dual pattern scorer and Rathasker Stud stallion Bungle Inthejungle (by Exceed And Excel) whose first foals have arrived this year.Buffering won the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint sponsored by Meydan Hotels & Hospitality. The five furlong contest was on the turf, the winner is trained in Australia by Robert Heathcote, and this was a seventh win at the highest level for his son of Mossman (by Success Express). The prolific pattern scorer and multi-millionaire was bred by Racetree, he is out of Action Annie (by Anabaa) and comes from the notable Moyglare Stud family of Grade 1 winner Relaxed Gesture (by Indian Ridge) and Grade 2 scorers Evolving Tactics (by Machiavellian) and Wait Till Monday (by Maelstrom Lake).One Man Band put up a fine front-running performance to take the Group 2 Godolphin Mile sponsored by Meydan Sobha, this easy victory on dirt giving him an eighth career success but a first one in blacktype company. The Doug Watson-trained five-year-old was bred by Richard Pegum, he is a son of Cheveley Park Stud stallion Pivotal (by Polar Falcon) and he is out of the dual Group 1-placed mile stakes winner Musicanna (by Cape Cross). His grandam Upend (by Main Reef) won the Group 3 St Simon Stakes and she was a half-sister to the dam of the top flat stayer and ill-fated Grade 1 Champion Hurdle hero Royal Gait (by Gunner B).Vazirabad extended his winning run to six with success in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup sponsored by Al Tayer Motors over two miles on the turf at Meydan. The Aga Khan's homebred gelding is trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre, he is a son of Haras du Logis stallion Manduro (by Monsun) and he is a half-brother to the pattern-placed stakes-winning miler Visoriyna (by Dansili). His pattern-winning dam Visorama (by Linamix) is a half-sister to the Group 1 Prix de la Foret scorer Varenar (by Rock Of Gibraltar).Lani won the Group 2 UAE Derby sponsored by The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group. The nine and a half furlong contest was held on dirtand the winner is trained in Japan by Mikio Matsunaga. Bred in the USA by North Hills Co Ltd, the son of Gainesway Farm's dual US champion sire Tapit (by Pulpit) is a half-brother to the Japanese blacktype scorers Awardee (by Jungle Pocket) and Amour Briller (by Smart Strike). His dam Heavenly Romance (by Sunday Silence) is a Group 1 winner from the family of Group 1 Irish St Leger heroine Dark Lomond (by Lomond).Our Channel won the Listed Apollobet Cashback If You Finish 2nd Magnolia Stakes over 10 furlongs at Kempton, the day's only flat blacktype contest in England. The William Haggas-trained five-year-old is a son of Calumet Farm stallion English Channel (by Smart Strike), he is a half-brother to the pattern-placed stakes-winning filly Kadira (by Kafwain) and he was bred by Bluegrass Hall Llc. His dam Raw Gold (by Rahy) is a Grade 2-winning half-sister to the Grade 1 scorer Point Ashley (by Point Given).
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