Stakes double for the Darley sires at Sandown

Outstrip’s Flippa the Strippa lands Listed National Stakes, Dee Ex Bee (Farhh) victorious in G3 Henry II Stakes

Just nine days after breaking her maiden, two-year-old Outstrip filly Flippa the Strippa became the first Black Type winner for her young sire with a convincing win in the National Stakes at Sandown.

Slightly slowly away under Silvestre de Sousa, Charlie Hills’ charge was settled in mid division before making a bold move just after the halfway point that saw her two lengths clear with a furlong left to run. Driven along close to home, Flippa the Strippa kept on well to easily hold off her rivals and win by a length and a quarter.

Bred by Linacre House Stud, Flippa the Strippa is out of the multiple winner Celsius Degre and hails from the direct family of G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud victor Fragrant Mix and G1 Prix Jean Romanet winner Alpine Rose.

In the following race, Farhh’s talented son Dee Ex Bee maintained his unbeaten record for 2019 in fine style, adding a second Group win to his record in the Henry II Stakes.

Leading from the off under Joe Fanning, Dee Ex Bee was always travelling well and once he was asked to quicken, the result was never in doubt as he cruised home a length and three quarters in front.

Dee Ex Bee, who was second to Masar (New Approach) in last year’s Derby, made a successful seasonal debut earlier this month, winning the G3 Sagaro Stakes by over three lengths at Ascot. He is now just 6-1 to take the G1 Gold Cup on the Thursday of Ascot’s Royal meeting.

Dee Ex Bee has a superb pedigree, being out of a full sister to Dubai Millennium in Dubai Sunrise. She has a 2019 colt by the in-form Shamardal.

Both Farhh and Oustrip stand at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, at fees of £10,000 and £5,000 respectively, both Oct 1, SLF.