Dubawi’s three-year-old daughter Thunder Drum gained a valuable first Group victory on Sunday, 6 June when landing the G3 Prix de Royaumont. Appreciating the step up to 2400m, she was always prominent and showed great tenacity to record a one-length victory over Ricla.
Owned and bred by Lady Bamford, she was initially trained by John Gosden as a juvenile in the UK but has thrived with the switch to the stable of Jerome Reynier, winning two of her five starts this year.
Thunder Drum is a daughter of the G1 Irish Oaks winner Great Heavens, a full-sister to the Champion Nathaniel and three-parts to G1-winning juvenile Playful Act.
Dubawi has now sired 18 Stakes winners in 2021, which is more than any other European stallion. They include top-flight winner Lord North, and Group-winning three-year-olds Rebel’s Romance, Master Of The Seas and Philomene. It also concludes an excellent weekend for him after Devamani landed a G3 in the US on Saturday as well as his daughter Anna Salai being the dam of Derby hero Adayar.