Dubawi’s banner year continues to go from strength to strength and on Saturday, 6 October he dominated the opening race of an action-packed Arc weekend when his unbeaten three-year-old son Brundtland led home his paternal half-sister and fellow Godolphin runner Lillian Russell in the G2 Prix Chaudenay.
Taking the lead after the first few furlongs under William Buick, Brundtland travelled well throughout the 15-furlong contest and despite being hard pressed in the closing stages by Lillian Russell, found more close to home and eventually won by half a length.
Trained by Charlie Appleby, Brundtland’s record is now four wins from four starts, including the G2 Prix Niel last time out.
Brundtland was bred by James Hanly and is out of the Group-winning Hurricane Run mare Future Generation. He is from the same family as Teofilo’s Melbourne Cup contender Cross Counter.
Dubawi, officially the world’s leading stallion and the first British-based sire ever to record 100 Group winners, has sired five G1 winners so far this year, plus a further 18 horses who have been victorious at Group level.