Fifth G1 success for Rebel's Romance

Dubawi's globetrotting son wins Champions & Chater Cup at Sha Tin

Dubawi’s successful globetrotting son, Rebel’s Romance, clinched his fifth top-flight success with a comfortable victory in the 2400m Champions & Chater Cup at Sha Tin, Hong Kong on Sunday, 26 May.

Trained for Godolphin by Charlie Appleby, the six-year-old travelled strongly on the outside in second under William Buick, approaching the 600m marker Rebel’s Romance began to make his challenge and was neck and neck entering the home straight with the long-time leader, Moments In Time. With just over 200m left to run Rebel’s Romance got his head in front and scorched home to win by two lengths.

The brilliant two-length winner of the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic in March, Rebels’ Romance has now won 10 Black Type races. His c.v. also boasts three other G1 wins (Breeders’ Cup Turf, Grosser Preis von Berlin and Preis von Europa).

A Godolphin homebred, Rebel’s Romance is a son of Minidress (Street Cry), she has bred three other winners including G1 Jebel Hatta victor, Measured Time. Minidress is an own-sister to G3-scorer, Volcanic Sky, they are out of Short Skirt who won the G3 Musidora Stakes and placed second and third respectively in the G1 Yorkshire Oaks and G1 Epsom Oaks.

Dubawi is the sire of 58 individual G1 winners. So far this year, he has sired 12 Black Type scorers, three have won at the highest-level, including Notable Speech who remained unbeaten when landing the G1 2,000 Guineas earlier in the month, to become his sires fourth winner of the Newmarket Classic.