Star stallion Dubawi strikes at Deauville

Sobetsu impresses in the G1 Prix Saint-Alary with her paternal half-sister Coronet in third

Dubawi looks to have another star to represent him after his three-year-old filly Sobetsu graduated in style to G1 company when running out the very easy winner of the Prix Saint-Alary. Run over 2000m at Deauville, she was quickly away from the stalls and always sat handy in second, before being asked to win her race at the top of the straight. Quickening clear, her defeat was never in doubt, winning by daylight with her paternal half-sister Coronet running on well from the rear to grab third.


Running in the Godolphin blue for Charlie Appleby, she is a daughter of the Stakes-winning Darshaan mare Lake Toya, a granddaughter of blue hen Doff The Derby, who produced two Classic winners in Generous and Imagine.

Sobetsu will now be aimed at the G1 Prix de Diane, due to take place at Chantilly on 18 June.

Dubawi has now sired 28 individual G1 winners including his four-time G1 hero Postponed, recently retired due to injury, 2,000 Guineas hero Night Of Thunder, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes scorer Poet’s Voice and Dubai winners Hunter’s Light and Monterosso.

Sobetsu and Coronet become Dubawi's second and third G1 performer out of Darshaan mares. From only five runners, the cross has also produced four-time G1-winner Al Kazeem.