The feature race at Meydan on Thursday, 17 January was the G2 Cape Verdi and the one-mile contest was dominated by daughters of Dubawi, as Poetic Charm led home her paternal half-sister Asoof.
The Charlie Appleby-trained Poetic Charm was settled towards the rear under James Doyle and still looked to have plenty to do as the field entered the home straight. However, once the gap appeared, the four-year-old filly quickened superbly and cruised to the front, winning easily by four lengths.
Poetic Charm broke her maiden at the first time of asking, winning over seven furlongs at Newmarket. She won once more at two and gained her first Black Type last year, landing the Listed Prix de la Cochere and finishing second in the G3 Prix de Lieury.
Beautifully bred, Poetic Charm is out of Speirbhean, making her a half-sister to fellow Darley stallion and top-class sire Teofilo.
Dubawi, officially the best stallion in the world, became the first ever UK-based sire to notch 100 individual Group winners last year. He has no fewer than 38 G1 winners to his name, including young Darley stallions Night Of Thunder and Postponed (who stand alongside their sire at Dalham Hall Stud), plus Hunter’s Light in France, whose first runners are due to hit the racecourse this year.