Dubawi: Dalham Hall Stud's outstanding stallion notched up an international four-timer on Saturday, with the highlight being the victory of eight-year-old Prince Bishop in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline over 10 furlongs on the dirt at Meydan.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained gelding was bred by Thurso Ltd. He is the best of several winners out of North East Bay (by Prospect Bay), and this is his second win at the highest level. His dam is a half-sister to the Grade 1 placed US Grade 2 scorer Blingo (by Artie Schiller) and also to the listed winner Hold To Ransom (by Red Ransom). He comes from the immediate family of the classic placed Group 2 star Most Welcome (by Be My Guest).
Also at Meydan the Mike De Kock-trained Mubtaahij put himself in contention for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby with an eight-length score in the Group 2 UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah over nine and a half furlongs on dirt. He was bred by Dunmore Stud Ltd, he is out of Pennegale (by Pennekamp), and he is a half-brother to the Group 1 Prix de l'Opera winner Lily Of The Valley (by Galileo).
The first leg of the four-timer was provided by the nine times pattern scorer Catkins, who comes from the family of the dual Group 1 Oaks heroine Blue Wind (by Lord Gayle). This time the Chris Waller-trained mare won the Group 2 Ascend Sales Trophies Emancipation Stakes over seven and a half furlongs at Rosehill.
In South Africa the Darley-bred, Australian-born filly Amber Orchid won the Group 3 Jacaranda Handicap at Turffontein. She is out of Amber Shore (by Hennessy), a sprint winner from the family of the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free scorer Al Shemali (by Medicean).
Authorized: A Group 1 placed Group 3 scorer in Europe, Hartnell won the Group 1 The BMW over 12 furlongs at Rosehill on Saturday. He was bred by Darley, he is out of Debonnaire (by Anabaa), and he is a half-brother to the Group 1 placed stakes winner Roz (by Teofilo). His grandam Ultra Finesse (by Rahy) is a pattern placed half-sister to the classic and Arc hero Suave Dancer (by Green Dancer).
Derby hero Authorized (by Montjeu) stands at Haras du Logis, and Hartnell is his fourth Group 1 winner.
Azamour: Group 1 placed Group 2 scorer Dolniya was fifth behind Treve in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October, but at Meydan on Saturday she advertised her potential as a possible winner of that great race in 2015.
H.H. the Aga Khan's homebred four-year-old, who is trained by Alain de Royer-Dupre, easily beat Flintshire in the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic Presented by Longines over 12 furlongs. She is the second foal out of Daltama (by Indian Ridge) and that mare is a half-sister to the brilliant Group 1 winning pair Daylami (by Doyoun) and Dalakhani (by Darshaan).
Azamour (by Night Shift), whose pattern winners also include the ill-fated French classic star Valyra, stood at Gilltown Stud. He was only 13 when he died last year.
High Chaparral: Coolmore Stud's late dual Derby and dual Breeders' Cup hero notched up an international big-race treble on Saturday.
Two-year-old Last Bullet won the Group 3 Campolina Stud Breeders' Stakes over six furlongs at Morphettville in Australia. He is out of Beat The Bullet (by Bite The Bullet) and is a half-brother to the dual middle-distance Group 1 star Hollow Bullet (by Tayasu Tsuyoshi).
An hour and a half later three-year-old filly Fenway won the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes over 10 furlongs at Rosehill. She was bred by Strawberry Hill Stud, she is trained by Lee and Shannon Hope, and she is out of Deedra (by Zabeel). She is a half-sister to the Group 3 scorer War (by More Than Ready) and her dam is a winning half-sister to the Group 1 stars Tuesday Joy (by Carnegie) and Sunday Joy (by Sunday Silence).
The third leg of the treble was provided by Karaktar who ran away with the Listed Prix Francois Mathet over 10 and a half furlongs at Saint-Cloud. H.H. the Aga Khan's homebred three-year-old is out of Karawana (by King's Best) and he comes from the family of pattern scorers such as Kasthari (by Vettori), Karasta (by Lake Coniston) and Kargali (by Invincible Spirit).
Kyllachy: Sole Power won the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint Empowered by IPIC over five furlongs at Meydan on Saturday, a fifth victory at the highest level for the Eddie Lynam-trained eight-year-old. He was bred by Geoff Russell and he carries the well-known colours of Sabina Power.
The gelding is the best of three blacktype earners out of Demerger (by Distant View), and he comes from the immediate family of the Group/Grade 2 scorers Auction House (by Exbourne) and Tychonic (by Last Tycoon).
Kyllachy (by Pivotal) stands at Cheveley Park Stud.
Makfi: The classic winning miler got his first Group 1 star when Marky Mark won the Courtesy Ford Manamatu Sires' Produce Stakes over seven furlongs at Awapuni in New Zealand on Saturday. The two-year-old was bred by Brendan and Jo Lindsay, and he is trained by Moira Murdoch.
His Group 2-placed dam My My Maree (by Testa Rossa) is a full-sister to the Group 1 South Australian Derby winner Testafiable. His grandam Jamelden Echo (by Prince Echo) is a prolific sprint winning daughter of the Group 3 placed dual stakes winner Writ 'N' Wonder (by Habeas Corpus), who was effective at up to a mile.
Makfi (by Dubawi) is in his first season at Haras de Bonneval, in France, after four years at Tweenhills Farm & Stud.
Singspiel: The Dubai World Cup hero and former Darley stallion added another Group 1 star to his tally when Solow impressed in the Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World over nine furlongs at Meydan on Saturday. Singspiel (by In The Wings) died in 2010.
Owned and bred by the Wertheimer brothers, and trained by Freddie Head, the five-year-old grey is a gelded son of the pattern placed High Maintenance (by Highest Honor). His grandam Fabulous Hostess (by Fabulous Dancer) was a multiple pattern scorer.
Brown Panther: Last year's runaway Group 1 Irish St Leger hero added an impressive victory in the Group 2 Dubai Gold Cup Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors over two miles at Meydan on Saturday. Michael Owen's homebred seven-year-old is by the Glenview Stud stallion Shirocco (by Monsun). He is trained by Tom Dascombe.
The entire is out of the Listed Aphrodite Stakes winner and Group 2 Prix de Pomone runner-up Treble Heights (by Unfuwain), and he is a half-brother to several winners. His dam's siblings include the Group 1 placed pair Warm Feeling (by Kalaglow) and Precede (by Polish Precedent).
Excess Knowledge: A Juddmonte-bred five-year-old son of Monsun (by Konigsstuhl), the Gai Waterhouse-trained entire won the Group 3 Hyland Race Colours Doncaster Prelude over seven and a half furlongs at Rosehill, in Australia.
He is out of the 12 furlong stakes winner Quenched (by Dansili) and his grandam Love The Rain (by Rainbow Quest) is a winning full-sister to the Group 2 Prix de Mallaret scorer Bonash.
Dam of the Group 3 winners Day Flight (by Sadler's Wells) and Sense Of Joy (by Dansili), Bonash is the grandam of the Group 1 placed pattern scorer Phoenix Tower (by Chester House). Her half-sister Media Nox (by Lycius) is the Grade 2-winning dam of the Group 1 Prix de Diane (French Oaks) and Group 1 Prix du Moulin heroine Nebraska Tornado (by Storm Cat).
Tullius: The Group 1 placed Group 2 scorer made a winning return to action in the Listed Betway Doncaster Mile Stakes, a fifth blacktype success for the Andrew Balding-trained seven-year-old.
He was bred by Scuderia Archi Romani, he is a son of the Group 1 winner Le Vie Dei Colori (by Efisio), and he is the best of several multiple winners out of Whipped Queen (by Kingmambo). His dam's siblings include the Group 1 placed stakes winner Monsagem (by Nureyev) and the US Grade 3 scorer Pie In Your Eye (by Spend A Buck).
Romsdal: Third behind Australia in the Derby and runner-up to Kingston Hill in the St Leger, the John Gosden-trained colt took his record to two wins from seven starts with victory in the Listed 888Sport Magnolia Stakes over 10 furlongs on polytrack at Kempton on Saturday.
The son of long-time Darley sire Halling (by Diesis) was bred by W and R Barnett Ltd. His dam Pure Song (by Singspiel) is a half-sister to the Group 3 scorer Goncharova (by Gone West) and his grandam Pure Grain (by Polish Precedent) won both the Group 1 Irish Oaks and the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks.
Naadirr: The Marco Botti-trained four-year-old is now a dual stakes winner following his victory in the Listed Betway Cammidge Trophy over six furlongs at Doncaster on Saturday.
He was bred by Castlemartin Stud and Skymarc Farm, he is a half-brother to last year's juvenile stakes winner Beach Belle (by Invincible Spirit), and they are the first two foals out of the listed scorer and Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes runner-up Beach Bunny (by High Chaparral).
His grandam Miss Hawai (by Peintre Celebre) is a half-sister to the Group 1 1000 Guineas winner Miss France (by Dansili), his third dam is the Group 1 scorer Miss Tahiti (by Tirol), and his sire Oasis Dream (by Green Desert) stands at Banstead Manor Stud.
Ramone: Timothy Rooney's homebred five-year-old sprang a 100/1 shock in the Group 3 Lodge Park Stud European Breeders Fund Park Express over a mile at the Curragh on Sunday, the first blacktype event of the new Irish turf season. She is trained by Bill Farrell and this was only her second win from 13 starts.
She is a daughter of the long-time Derrinstown Stud flag-bearer Marju (by Last Tycoon), who retired from stallion duties in 2011. Her siblings include the four-times scorer Sharisse (by Noverre), and her dam Hayworth (by Night Shift) is a full-sister to the mile listed scorer Londennetdotcom, whom Rooney also bred.