Dubawi’s juvenile son, Ancient Wisdom, looks an exciting prospect for next year as he claimed the last G1 race of the domestic season. On his first try at the top level, the Godolphin-owned colt proved too good for his rivals when landing the eight-furlong Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster on Saturday, 28 October.
Jumping well from the gates, Ancient Wisdom was soon settled in front where he strode along comfortably up the centre of the track. Briefly headed with two furlongs to run by Dancing Gemini and Devil’s Point, the Charlie Appleby-trained bay, bravely fought back to regain the lead entering the final furlong. Victory was never in doubt thereafter as he made light work in the heavy conditions to go on and score by a length and three-quarters under William Buick.
Ancient Wisdom has now won four races from five starts and heads into the winter a dual Group winner as he was also the comfortable three and three-quarter length victor of the G3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket two weeks ago.
Bred in France by Ecurie Des Monceaux, Ancient Wisdom was a €2,000,000 Arqana Deauville August Yearling purchase. He is the son of G3-winning mare Golden Valentine (Dalakhani), she is an own-sister to G3-scorer, Goldwaki.
Dubawi is the sire of 35 Stakes winners so far this season, with Ancient Wisdom becoming his eighth top-flight scorer. They also include fellow juvenile G1-hero Henry Longfellow who landed the National Stakes at the Curragh, Lord North (Dubai Turf), Al Husn (Nassau Stakes), Master Of The Seas (Woodine Mile) and Modern Games (Lockinge Stakes).
The opening race on the card was won by Blue Point's two-year-old son Edge Of Blue, also trained by Charlie Appleby, he maintained his unbeaten record, making it three-from three. Coming from last to first, Edge Of Blue comfortably took the nursery handicap by a length and a quarter, under William Buick.
Bred by Ecurie Des Monceaux, Edge Of Blue was a €200,000 Arqana Deauville August Yearling purchase. He is out of the winning-mare Davantage (Galileo), who is the dam of four other winners.
Blue Point is currently leading first season sire with 41 individual winners and from those five are Stakes-scorers, including G1 victor, Rosallion.