Shamardal and Dubawi look to have two very smart fillies in the making, after their daughters Castle Lady and Imperial Charm finished first and second in the G3 Prix de la Grotte at Longchamp on Sunday, 14 April.
Gleneagles made a perfect start to his stallion career when Highland Chief (2c Gleneagles - Pink Symphony, by Montjeu) scored on debut at Newbury on Friday.
Four-year-old Dubawi colt Ghaiyyath ran his opponents ragged in the 10-furlong G2 Prix d’Harcourt, the feature of the opening Longchamp fixture of 2019 on Sunday, 7 April, and is likely to be aimed at the French course’s top race, the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (6 October).
Unbeaten colt will line up in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas without benefit of a run before - like the trainer's previous nine winners of the Classic.
Owner Michael O’Leary has reiterated Tiger Roll is “very unlikely” to bid for a third Randox Health Grand National next April following his historic second triumph at Aintree on Saturday.
While the main focus at the weekend was on the world’s richest race meeting and the Dubai World Cup, where the Darley stallions enjoyed an outstanding night for the second consecutive year, there was plenty of action on the racecourse closer to home – and yet more success for Darley-sired runners