Creative Flair gains a valuable first Stakes victory

Daughter of Dubawi lands the Listed Abingdon Stakes at Newbury

Dubawi sired his European leading ninth Stakes winning three-year-old on Wednesday, 10 June when Creative Flair made all the running in the Listed Abingdon Stakes. Sent straight to the front in the ten furlong contest by jockey William Buick, she held off the persistent challenge of Lilac Road in the straight to win by half-a-length.

A Godolphin homebred, she is the second foal of Stakes-winning Shamardal mare Hidden Gold, who hails from the superb Urban Sea family of Derby winners Masar, Galileo and Sea The Stars.

Creative Flair is the fourth Stakes winner bred on the Shamardal-mare cross. They includes G3-winning juvenile One Ruler, and the impressive Highland Avenue, who is due to line up at Royal Ascot next week in the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes.

Dubawi has now sired 19 individual Stakes winners in 2021, more than any other European stallion.They include top-flight winner Lord North, who will bid for a repeat G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes triumph at Royal Ascot next Wednesday, and Group-winning three-year-olds Rebel’s Romance, Master Of The Seas, Philomene and Thunder Drum