Expensive 2YO Winner for Pride of Dubai
The most expensive yearling filly by Pride of Dubai broke the ice for her first win at Kembla on Thursday with Queen of Dubai (2f Pride of Dubai x Jezzabba, by Fastnet Rock) scoring a narrow victory in a thrilling finish.
Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Queen of Dubai failed to flatter in two unplaced starts earlier this year, but a recent trial win indicated she had more to offer this time around.
A full sister to stakes-placed Dubai Star, she finished with great determination for Tim Clark to win the 1000m maiden by half a head in a blanket finish.
A $500,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Segenhoe draft for her trainers, Queen of Dubai runs for a syndicate that includes her breeder Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, in whose colours she runs.
Queen of Dubai is the second winner from Jezzabba, a winning half-sister by Fastnet Rock to Group II winner Von Costa de Hero from Group I winner Piavonic.
Jezzabba has a weanling filly by Pride of Dubai and is back in foal to him again.
Queen of Dubai is the 48th Australian winner of the season for former brilliant dual Group I winning 2YO Pride of Dubai, who stands this spring for $22,000.