Group-race double for Dubawi

Mimikyu lands Park Hill ahead of French G3 victory for Kubrick; Harry Angel’s Bonny Angel wins impressively at Doncaster

Even before today, no stallion in the world could match Dubawi’s 2022 tally of Group winners and on Thursday, 8 September he added two new Pattern winners to his outstanding record.

On the second day of Doncaster’s St Leger meeting, three-year-old filly Mimikyu ran away with the G2 Park Hill Stakes to earn herself a tilt at the G1 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes next month.

Settled at the rear under Frankie Dettori, John and Thady Gosden’s charge made her move with three furlongs left to run and soon taking the lead, moved clear of her rivals inside the final furlong to win by almost three lengths.

A homebred for George Strawbridge, Mimkyu hails from a family that has already seen tremendous success for Dubawi, being a full sister to Journey, who herself landed the Fillies & Mares Stakes on Champions Day in 2016. She is also a full sister to Indigo Girl, winner of the 2020 G2 May Hill Stakes and second in the G1 Fillies’ Mile.

Less than an hour later, two-year-old colt Kubrick recorded his first Group win when sweeping home to take the G3 Prix Prix des Chenes at ParisLongchamp.

Racing off the early pace in the one-mile contest, the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained colt, before being asked for his effort two furlongs from home. Kubrick kept on well to get up close to home and win by a neck.

Kubrick was bred in Ireland by White Birch Farm and is out of Rosa Bonheur, also dam of multiple G1 winner Raging Bull.

There was also further success for first-season sire Harry Angel, whose daughter Bonny Angel recorded a second straight win with a very impressive victory in the six-and-a-half-furlong nursery at Doncaster.

Owned and bred by Peter Ridgers, who used to own Harry Angel himself, Bonny Angel will now head to the Listed Bosra Sham Stakes at Newmarket next month.