Pride Of Dubai Gelding Makes Winning Debut

Mark Smith - Sunday February 7

A 1-2 for a pair of debutants by Pride Of Dubai at Ballarat on Sunday, and to the delight of punters they arrived in the right order.

In the opener over 1200m, Craig Williams timed his finish to perfection on heavily backed favourite Saif.

Trained by Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes, Saif defeated Lindsay Parks Sandy Prince in the final bound.

The Street Boss (USA) colt Son Of Mercury was three-quarters of a length back in third.

Saif was a $290,000 purchase by Hawkes Racing out of the Coolmore draft at the 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

A half-brother to the stakes-placed Serious Liaison out of the stakes-placed Husson (ARG) mare Little Miss Smiley, Saif has a full-brother in the Coolmore draft heading to this year's Easter Yearling Sale.  

Saif a $290,000 Easter Yearling



Race Result - Ballarat Antenna Solutions Mdn 1200m

Ballarat Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:12.19
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Craig Williams 58
2g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Little Miss Smiley (AUS) (Husson (ARG))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $290,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: Hawkes Racing
Sandy Prince
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: Damian Lane 58
2c Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Sandy Desert (USA) (Line In The Sand (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $200,000
V:Tarcoola Stud, Tuerong
B: Lindsay Park Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $52,000
V:Fairhill Farm, Mulbring
B: Tarcoola Thoroughbred Breeding
Son Of Mercury
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ethan Brown 58
2c Street Boss (USA) x Cupid (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $250,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa, NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Racing
Little Schnitty
T: L & T Corstens J: Thomas Stockdale 56
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Linky Dink (NZ) (Keeper (AUS))
T: P G Moody J: L Nolen 58
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Silent Entrance (GB) (Beat Hollow (GB))
Single Tail
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 56
2f Tivaci (AUS) x Toss Up (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $110,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Redgum Racing
Madame Solario
T: N A Blackiston J: Michael Poy 56
2f Needs Further (AUS) x Pas De Retraite (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Capo Strada
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 58
2c Street Boss (USA) x Estee (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Broadway Lane
T: Mitchell Freedman J: Ben Allen 58
2c Wandjina (AUS) x Broadway Harmony (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
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