Saturday Stakes double for Dubawi and Night Of Thunder

Father and son add new Black Type winners to their records in impressive style; new winner for Belardo


Night Of Thunder is already proving himself a worthy successor to his world-leading sire Dubawi, and on Saturday, 13 June his daughter Auyantepui became the 10th Stakes winner from his first crop with a wide-margin Listed victory in Milan.

The three-year-old filly took the 10-furlong contest by five lengths to remain unbeaten, having broken her maiden over the same course and distance late last month.

Auyantepui was bred by Allevamento Le Gi Massimo Parri and is one of three winners from three foals to race out of Sopran Enery (Montjeu), a half-sister to G1 winner and Italian Champion Cima de Triomphe.

Later on Saturday and this time at Sandown, Dubawi’s three-year-old son Lazuli ensured his second trip to the racecourse in eight days was a successful one as he simply routed the field to take the Listed Scurry Stakes at Sandown.

Soon in front under William Buick, Charlie Appleby’s charge dominated the five-furlong contest from start to finish, never looking like anything other than the winner as he stormed to a three-and-a-half-length victory. Night Of Thunder filly Keep Busy added further Black Type to her record, finishing second.

Lazuli is out of the Stakes-winning Fasliyev mare Floristry, also dam of fellow Listed winner, and Group producer, Inspiriter, plus Black type performer Bouquet de Flores.

Despite the interrupted racing season, Night Of Thunder and Dubawi have sired five and 11 Stakes winners respectively so far this year.

Night Of Thunder is responsible for two 2020 Group winners in A Beautiful Night and No Limit Credit, while Dubawi recently sired his highest-ever rated performer in G1 Coronation Cup winner Ghiayyath.

There was also further success for first-season sire Belardo, who added a third winner to his record on Saturday when Isabella Giles made a successful debut over six furlongs at Leicester.

She was bred by Ballylinch Stud and is out of Dubawi's Group-winning daughter Majestic Dubawi.