Darley Stud-based sire Dubawi (Dubai Millennium) brought up a landmark 200th stakes winner when the well-bred Philomene (3 f ex Prudenzia by Dansili) landed the Prix Penelope Stakes (Gr 3, 2000m) at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday.
Trained by Andre Fabre, the three-year-old was making the first appearance of the season and she defeated Incarville (Wootton Bassett) by two and a half lengths, while Anasia (Intello) finished the same distance away in third.
Purchased by owners Godolphin for €1,625,000 at the Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale in 2019, the three-year-old filly is out Listed winner Prudenzia (Dansili), making her a half-sister to last season’s LKS Mackinnon Stakes (Gr 1, 2000m) winner Magic Wand (Galileo) and fellow Group 1 winner Chicquita (Montjeu).
The filly’s second dam is Platonic (Zafonic), who is herself the dam of Listed winner English King (Camelot) - who is now in training with Mike Moroney in Australia, having been purchased for 925,000gns by the trainer, his brother Paul and Armando Duarte at last year’s Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale. Platonic also produced Group 3 winner Pacifique (Montjeu) - the dam of fellow Group 3 winner Paix (Muhaarar).
Platonic herself is also a half-sister to Group 2 winner Pongee (Dansili) and she produced eight winners including dual Australian Listed winner Dr Drill (Dansili).
The filly becomes the sixth stakes winner bred on the Dubawi / Dansili (Danehill) cross and they are headed by Group 1 winner Nezwaah and include Group 2-winning Little Avondale shuttler Time Test.
Dubawi has sired 21 stakes winners in Australia, headed by Group 1-winning quartet; Srikandi, Secret Admirer, Tiger Tess, Shamal Wind and Benbatl. He becomes the first British-bred stallion to sire 200 stakes winners.
Well done to all winning connections of PHILOMÈNE who flies impressively back home in G3 Prix Pénélope for her 2nd time out.— Ecurie Monceaux (@EcurieMonceaux) April 6, 2021
Monceaux homebred in partnership w/ Skymarc Farm, @InfoArqana graduate, sold to @godolphin, trained by Mr A. Fabre and ridden by @mickaelbarzalon pic.twitter.com/BeUWH2oh2h