Dirham Emirati (Vadamos) Wins The Novice Stakes At Newcastle

Dirham Emirati Kicks Off Fine Evening For Vadamos

Dirham Emirati (3g Vadamos - Allez Y, by Rip Van Winkle) built on a promising debut to take Friday’s mile and a half Novice Stakes at Newcastle.

Fifth over a mile last month, David Simcock’s charge was sent off second favourite at the next time of asking and tracked the leader under David Egan. Shaken up to lead approaching the two furlong marker, he kept on well to win by two lengths.

Owned by Ahmad Al Shaikh, Dirham Emirati becomes the first winner bred by Fairway Thoroughbreds out of Allez Y.

Later that evening, recent Grange Stud recruit Vadamos celebrated a new black-type performer when dual winner Messidor (Vadamos) finished third in the Listed Patton Stakes. Group 3 Acomb Stakes second Spycatcher (Vadamos) is another who has flown the flag for Vadamos’s exciting first crop, while his second crop yearlings sold for up to 220,000gns in 2020.