G2 winners for Dubawi and Iffraaj at Meydan

Military Law and Land of Legends storm to G2 victory on the opening night of the 2021 Dubai World Cup Carnival

The Dubai World Cup Carnival kicked off on Thursday, 21 January with an action-packed card and saw success for Dubawi and Iffraaj, who each sired a G2 winner.

Military Law (Dubawi) opened his 2021 account in superb style when taking the feature race at Meydan, the G2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 1.

Breaking smartly from the stalls, Military Law was settled off the early pace under jockey Antonio Fresu. Asked to quicken rounding the final turn, Military Law swept straight to the front once the gap appeared and stormed clear to win more easily than the length and a quarter margin would suggest.

Military Law began his racing career in the UK, winning at three times before permanently relocating to Dubai. Last year, he confirmed his position as a top-class performer when finding only Benbatl and Matterhorn too good in the second and third rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge respectively.

Bred by Qatar Bloodstock, Military Law is out of the Group-winning Desert Prince mare Marine Bleue, also grandam of G1 winner French King.

The seven-furlong G2 Al Fahidi Fort saw the Darley stallions sire the first three home as Land Of Legends (Iffraaj) won from D’Bai and Glorious Journey (both by Dubawi).

Land Of Legends (pictured) was always handy under Frankie Dettori and came with a perfectly timed run in the home straight to take up the running a furlong and a half out and win by three quarters of a length.

Land Of Legends is out of the Singspiel mare Homily, herself a half-sister to G2 winner Rebellion. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor, he now has four wins and three seconds from 10 career starts.

Iffraaj, sire of dual Champion miler and first-season sire Ribchester and leading young sire Wootton Bassett, stands at Dalham Hall Stud at a fee of £20,000, Oct 1, SLF.