Front-running style pays dividends for son of Teofilo

Subjectivist a devastating winner of the G2 Dubai Gold Cup

An impressive front-running performance saw Subjectivist, a four-year-old son of Teofilo, run out an easy winner of the G2 Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan on Saturday, 27 March.

Last seen landing the G1 Prix Royal-Oak at Longchamp, the Mark Johnston trained colt made a striking seasonal debut. Under a confident ride from jockey Joe Fanning, Subjectivist pulled clear in the last two-and-a-half furlongs to win by a devastating five-and-three-quarter lengths. Subjectivist is the second Dubai Gold Cup winner for his sire Teofilo following Cross Counter’s win in 2019.

Bred by Mascalls Stud and sold at the Tattersalls October Yearlings Sales, Subjectivist is a three-parts brother to G2 March Stakes victor and G1 St Leger second Sir Ron Priestley out of the Listed-placed Danehill Dancer mare Reckoning. She is a half-sister to the G3-placed Hope Cross out of a winning daughter of Aspiration, herself an own-sister to G1 Gran Criterium hero and sire Sholokhov. This is the extended family of dual G1-winner Soldier Of Fortune, G1 Dewhurst victor Intense Focus and G1 Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Skitter Skatter.

Subjectivist is one of 21 individual G1 winners for his sire Teofilo who enjoyed a fruitful 2020 siring the winner of 7 G1 contests. Among those were the G1 Prix Saint Alary victrix Tawkeel and the G1-winning two-year-old Gear Up, who holds entries in both the English and Irish Derbies this season.

Teofilo is currently standing the 2021 breeding season at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €30,000 1 Oct, SLF.