Almighwar a first winner for brilliant mare Taghrooda

Son of Dubawi romped to victory at Kempton
Almighwar: “a very nice horse” said jockey Jim Crowley

Sheikh Hamdan’s superstar racemare TAGHROODA was represented by her first winner as a broodmare on June 21.

ALMIGHWAR, a three-year-old son of DUBAWI, scored by four and a quarter lengths on his seasonal bow in a Kempton novice stakes over 12 furlongs.

He is trained by John Gosden, who sent out TAGHROODA to win the Oaks and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes by wide margins.

The Shadwell-bred daughter of SEA THE STARS and multiple Listed winner EZIMA was also a highly creditable third to TREVE in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on her career swansong.

Jim Crowley, fresh from riding six winners for Sheikh Hamdan at Royal Ascot, reported after he had partnered ALMIGHWAR to victory: “He was devouring the ground towards the end of the race, he really stretched clear.

“He’s a big baby, and had just the one run last year. Look at the size of him: it probably took him until now to fill his frame and he’s a very nice horse.

“I just like the way he did things, he was relaxed and went through the gears nicely. He’s a big galloping horse, bred to be very good and let’s hope he is.”

ALMIGHWAR is the second foal and first runner out of TAGHROODA.

She has a yearling colt by Shadwell’s champion sprinter MUHAARAR has a DUBAWI colt foal on the ground and visited KINGMAN this year.

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