Darley sire Dubawi completed an international stakes double on the weekend when Worthadd won the G3 Premio Parioli (Italian 2000 Guineas) in Rome on Sunday.
Worthadd (3c Dubawi – Wigman by Rahy) is trained by Vittorio Caruso and scored by a length in the classic from Marshade (Martino Alonso). He won his maiden at Milan second time out in March and returned to the San Siro circuit for a Listed success in the Premio Gardone on April 5.
Worthadd is the first foal to race for Wigman who won three races up to 2200m in Italy. She is a half-sister to the dam of G1 German Derby winner Dai Jin (Peintre Celebre).
Dubawi (Dubai Millenium) was far and away Europe’s most successful freshman sire in the winners category last year (34) and his first-crop have gone right on with the job this term.
His French based colt Makfi will be one of the favourites for the upcoming French 2000 Guineas after a G3 victory in the Prix Djebel (1400m) at Maisons-Laffitte last Thursday.
Dubawi has his Newmarket based stakes winners Poet’s Voice and Sand Vixen ready to resume racing. Poet’s Voice was a G2 winner of the Champagne Stakes and Sand Vixen blitzed her rivals in the G2 Flying Childers during Doncaster’s St Leger meeting last September.
Dubawi is building momentum with his first Australian bred juveniles. He sired a second southern hemisphere stakes winner when Golden Millennium claimed the Listed Keith Mackay Quality at Randwick on Saturday.
Golden Millennium (2f Dubawi – Manyara by Eagle Eyed) is trained by Anthony Cummings and will now be spelled and aimed at the Princess Series in the spring. Her dam is a half-sister to STC Canterbury Stakes winner Miss Kariba (Lunchtime).
NZ colt Cellarmaster kick-started Dubawi’s black-type account in the southern hemisphere when he won the Listed Wentwood Grange Stakes at Te Rapa and the G3 Eclipse Stakes at Ellerslie earlier this season.
Dubawi was a G1 winner of the Irish National Stakes at two and the following year added G1 victories in the Irish 2000 Guineas and Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville.