The Weekly Wrap

A weekly round-up of notable performances for Darley's European stallions
Six not out for Dubawi in September

After starting his September with a bang, the results just keep coming for Dubawi who recorded two more Stakes successes over the weekend.

Those victories followed on of course from his G1 1-2-3 with daughters Bateel, Journey and Left Hand in the Prix Vermeille, two new juvenile Group winners with Anna Nerium and Glorious Journey, and Shamreen’s G2 success over Irish Champions Weekend.

On Saturday, Quidura struck for her sire in Canada, triumphing in the G2 Canadian Stakes over an extended mile at Woodbine to avenge her narrow defeat in G1 company on her latest start at Saratoga in July. The four-year-old, bred and owned by Gestut Fahrhof and hailing from a strong German family, is now likely to head to Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup in November.

Dubawi’s second Stakes success of the weekend retained the German theme, with Discursus winning over a mile in Listed company at Hanover for Godolphin.

Raven’s Pass in form

Raven’s Pass is also enjoying a purple patch with four Stakes winners in the last fortnight among winners in eight different countries.

Following the successes of the unbeaten juvenile Fundeghe in Italy and Secret Number in G2 company in Turkey, Raven’s Pass recorded a new Stakes winner on Wednesday at Listowel when Riven Light scored over nine-furlongs. Willie Mullins could now aim the five-year-old for the Cox Plate.

Raven’s Pass rounded off a fortnight to remember with another Stakes success on Sunday in the US when Force landed the Listed Rolling Green Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

Ikerrin takes the road to success

Mythical Magic earned a close-up third place in a bobbing finish for the G2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster but his sire Iffraaj had only to wait a few hours for Graded Stakes compensation thanks to Ikerrin Road at Woodbine.

The four-year-old, who scored a hat-trick for John Quinn in Britain last year, had won three times at Woodbine previously but made a successful leap into G3 company when landing the Bold Venture Stakes by a length and a quarter.

Busy weekend for shuttle stallions

Darley stallions enjoyed a profitable weekend in Australia, numbering a G1 victory, a brace of G2 successes and a Listed win among their haul.

Teofilo’s son Humidor led home a Darley-sired 1-2 in the G1 Makybe Diva at Flemington, defeating Hartnell (Authorized) by three and a quarter lengths, 45 minutes after Sword Of Light (New Approach) triumphed in the G2 Let’s Elope Stakes.

At Randwick, Astern’s half-sister Alizee gave her sire Sepoy another Group success when landing the G2 Tea Rose Stakes, while Viridine was on Listed form for Poet’s Voice.

Poet's on song

Poet’s Voice has been notching up juvenile successes at a brisk clip all season, and his run continued last week with two new winners taking his tally to 23, placing him behind only Kodiac and Zebedee among sires of juveniles in Europe with a strike rate of 48%.

Among his eye-catching two-year-olds is Nobleman’s Nest, who won his maiden in style at Newmarket but found himself outpaced in the G2 Gimcrack. He returned to form in some style at Doncaster, triumphing in a 7f nursery on Wednesday by a length and a half.

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