Dubawi four-year-old Lord North has been on an upward trajectory for some time now and on Wednesday, 17 June, he stepped up to G1 company in sensational style when demonstrating a devastating turn of foot to fly from last to first in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Settled at the rear of the field under James Doyle, Lord North travelled well throughout and with a furlong left to run, simply took off to hit the front in a matter of strides, moving further and further clear of his high-class rivals to win by three and three-quarters of a length.
Lord North, who is trained by John Gosden, won on his racecourse debut at two, landing a one-mile novice at Redcar in October 2018. He opened his three-year-old campaign with an 11-length destruction of the field over the same distance at Newcastle.
He went on to win last year’s Cambridgeshire, before adding a first Black Type win to his record in the Listed James Seymour Stakes at Newmarket last November.
Just 10 days ago, he successfully stepped up in class again in the G3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes. He could now head for next month’s G1 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.
Lord North is the first Cambridgeshire winner since late Darley stallion Halling to go on to success at the highest level.
Bred by Godolphin, Lord North is out of the multiple winner Najoum (Giant’s Causeway), a half-sister to G1 winner Bandini and fellow Group winner Discourse (Street Cry), herself the dam of two Stakes winners in Hadith (New Approach) and Discursus (Dubawi). Najoum has a yearling colt by Postponed and a filly foal by New Approach.
Dubawi has now sired 42 individual G1 winners, including the highly rated 2020 G1 Coronation Cup winner Ghaiyyath, the aforementioned Postponed and fellow Dalham Hall Stud resident Too Darn Hot.