Dubawi erupts with Canadian International 1-2
Erupt: son of Dubawi was bred by the Niarchos family
PICTURE: ScoopDyga Erupt leads Dubawi one-two in Canada By Martin Stevens 1:17AM 17 OCT 2016
DARLEY flagship sire Dubawi capped an outstanding weekend by supplying the first two home in the Grade 1 Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday.
French challenger Erupt, whose last victory came when he won the Grand Prix de Paris in July 2015, was an impressive one-length winner from the Queen's colt Dartmouth, winner of the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.
That result continued a hot spell for Dubawi, with Sheikhzayedroad winning the Long Distance Cup and Journey landing the Fillies & Mares Stakes on Qipco British Champions day at Ascot on Saturday, and Intimation and Rose De Pierre finishing first and second in the Listed Garnet Stakes at Naas earlier on Sunday.
Erupt and Journey are among 26 Group or Grade 1 winners worldwide for Dubawi, a son of Dubai Millennium who stood at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket at a fee of £225,000 this year.
Niarchos family homebred Erupt is out of the Caerleon mare Mare Nostrum, winner of the Group 3 Prix Vanteaux, second in the Prix Saint-Alary and third in the Prix Vermeille.
The Francis-Henri Graffard-trained four-year-old is a half-brother to three other winners including Listed Pretty Polly Stakes scorer Marie De Medici, the dam of UAE 1,000 Guineas and Oaks heroine Local Time.
Another half-sister, Hespera, has produced Listed winner and Prix Saint-Alary third Lady Penko.
Mare Nostrum is a half-sister to Grade 1 Yellow Ribbon Invitational Handicap winner Aube Indienne and a great-grandaughter of Grade 1 winner and blue hen Fanreluche, also ancestress of top-level scorers Holy Roman Emperor, L'Enjoleur and Medaille D'Or, plus sires Kheleyf and Montelimar.
Mare Nostrum has a yearling colt by Dutch Art and a colt foal by Camelot, and was covered by Invincible Spirit this year.
Dartmouth was bred by Darley out of the Group 3-winning Galileo mare Galatee, also responsible for Prix du Conseil de Paris and Grand Prix de Chantilly winner Manatee and Listed winner Gaterie.