Mawatheeq First Winner

Posted on: 1st Sep 2014

Shadwell Estate Company Ltd’s first season sire MAWATHEEQ sired his first 2 year old winner on Sunday 31st August at Chilivani, Italy.

FRANKOLIN won his 7th race by an astonishing 11 lengths from his 8 rivals at the Italian track; owned by L Fedeli and trained by A Cottu, the 2 year old gelding is out of the mare ZAFFRANI (Danehill) who was a €90,000 purchase from the 2004 Goffs February Sale.  FRANKOLIN himself was bred by the late Marquis Giacinto Guglielmi and was a bargain purchase for his new owner at the SGA Selected Sale for a mere €4,000. The gelding had been placed on all 6 of his previous starts.

Shadwell’s Stud Director Richard Lancaster commented: “Being responsible for any stallion’s first crop of runners is very nerve-wracking and we are delighted that MAWATHEEQ is now off the mark. FRANKOLIN won very well and we have been encouraged by his other runners both at home and across Europe.

As MAWATHEEQ did not run as a 2 year old himself (due to injury) we were not sure what to expect but we are delighted with the result.  He is a very well bred son of DANZIG and an extremely handsome stallion so we hope this is the start of good things to come from him.”

MAWATHEEQ is one of the last sons of DANZIG to stand at stud.  He was the winner of 4 races from 8 starts including the Gr.3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes and was placed a close second to TWICE OVER in the Gr.1 Champion Stakes at the end of this 4 year old career.  Officially rated 121 while in training, his first crop were foals of 2012.

MAWATHEEQ is 1 of 3 stakes winners out of the mare SARAYIR and is from the same family as 2009 1000 Guineas (Gr.1) winner GHANAATI and Park Hill Stakes (Gr.2) runner up RUMOUSH.

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