BAAEED made his breakthrough at the highest level by winning the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp in convincing fashion, providing the highlight for Shadwell on the track in September.
The homebred SEA THE STARS three-year-old colt defeated Group 1 winners ORDER OF AUSTRALIA, VICTOR LUDORUM and SNOW LANTERN by clear water in the prestigious contest, and he is now unbeaten in five starts for William Haggas.
BAAEED also won the Listed Sir Henry Cecil Stakes and Group 3 Thoroughbred Stakes over the summer, and his next target is the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on October 16.
His full-brother HUKUM, also out of the Listed-winning KINGMAMBO mare AGHAREED, finished a neck second in the Group 3 September Stakes, having struck in the Listed Tapster Stakes, Group 3 Silver Cup and Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes this season.
BAAEED was one of five black-type winners for Shadwell in September, making it yet another productive month for the famous blue and white silks.
ATAARED, a homebred two-year-old filly by champion sprinter and Nunnery Stud stallion MUHAARAR, recorded a brave victory in the Listed Criterium de l’Ouest at Craon for Jean-Claude Rouget.
The gutsy filly, who has won two of her three starts, is out of ALNAJMAH, a winning daughter of DANSILI and Group 2 Prix de Sandringham winner and Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest runner-up JOANNA. She is closely related to Shadwell’s Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary winner TAWKEEL.
Smart sprinter KHAADEM regained the winning thread with a dominant success in the Listed Scarbrough Stakes at Doncaster.
The Charlie Hills-trained five-year-old entire, now the winner of five of his 19 starts and nearly £300,000 in prize-money, is by DARK ANGEL out of the winning FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND mare WHITE DAFFODIL.
The lightly raced homebred three-year-old colt MOSTAHDAF, who won the Listed Heron Stakes in May but was badly hampered in the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes on his next run, was also back to winning ways.
The John and Thady Gosden-trained Frankel half-brother to Shadwell’s dual Group 1 winner NAZEEF scored a smooth victory in the Listed Fortune Stakes at Sandown and looks worth a step up in class.
MAYDANNY made the transition from high-class handicapper to stakes winner when successful in the Listed Doonside Cup at Ayr.
The Mark Johnston-trained five-year-old is by DUBAWI out of legendary racemare ATTRACTION, making him a half-brother to Shadwell’s multiple stakes winner and Group 1 place-getter ELARQAM.
Plenty of promise
As ever, September brought plenty of new winners for Shadwell who offer considerable promise for the future.
ISRAR, a two-year-old colt by MUHAARAR out of Shadwell’s Oaks and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes heroine TAGHROODA, was the impressive winner of a Doncaster mile maiden on debut for the Gosdens.
He finished second in a Salisbury novice stakes on his second start, but he suffered trouble in running and was conceding 6lb to the winner.
Another two-year-old to look out for is RIBHI, a homebred son of DARK ANGEL and the DANSILI mare RIHAAM. He won his second race for Marcus Tregoning, when scoring in a warm Salisbury conditions stakes.
WANEES managed to win not one, but two races in September. The Charlie Hills-trained son of LE HAVRE broke his maiden in an Ascot novice stakes at the start of the month and struck in a similar event at Salisbury on the last day of the month, conceding 6lb to all his rivals.
ASAD ZABEEL has won both his last two starts for Jean-Claude Rouget by wide margins, most recently when taking the Criterium de Provence at Salon de Provence for juveniles by two and a half lengths. He is by DUBAWI out of GHARBEYA, a winning daughter of MORE THAN READY.
HANAADY improved on her debut fourth for Ed Dunlop to win the hotly contested Oh So Sharp two-year-old fillies’ maiden at Nottingham. She is by NIGHT OF THUNDER out of a WHERE OR WHEN half-sister to stakes-winning sprinters BOGART and BLAINE.
There were also several less exposed three-year-olds who shone in the past month. MUJTABA, a son of DUBAWI and South African star MAJMU, remained unbeaten in two starts for William Haggas when easing to victory in a Chester novice stakes, while SHAFAAF, a Medaglia D’Oro colt out of the winning RAHY mare ATAYEB, made it three wins from four starts for Jean-Claude Rouget with a clear-cut success in a Longchamp conditions event.
Roll on October and the Arc meeting at Longchamp, the Future Champions Festival at Newmarket and British Champions Day at Ascot!