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Fakhama winning on debut at Newbury (Shadwell Stud twitter)


Mike de Kock trained the classy Redoute’s Choice female Majmu to two Gr 1 victories, the Cape Fillies Guineas and the Empress Club Stakes, and she was Equus Champioin two-year-old filly too.

Her owners Shadwell have gone on to breed with her in Britain.

The youngest of her four runners to date is the William Haggas-trained Kingman filly, Fakhama, who is grey like her mother.

She made a smart debut over seven furlong at Newbury on April 21, winning by 2,25 lengths.

She then started 12/1 in a Listed race at York over a mile and was beaten three lengths into fourth, but it did not pan out too well and she looks to have plenty of scope for improvement.  


Fakhama has been entered in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes over a mile at the Royal Ascot meeting, although there are 56 entries and the field is limited to 20.  

Majmu’s second foal by Dubawi, the now five-year-old gelding Mujtaba, trained by William Haggas, has a fine wins to runs ratio.

He has made it to the racecourse nine times and has won five of those and finished second in one other start.

He was unbeaten in three starts as a three-year-old and consequently in his first start as a four-year-old he started 3/1 favourite for the Lincoln Heritage Handicap, the feature race over a mile at Doncaster at the traditional opening flat meeting of every new season.

He was beaten five lengths into 12th and ran below par next time out too, but he did have two wins later in the season in September and October.      

This season he started off in his first shot at a stakes race, the Group 2 Huxley Stakes over a mile-and-two-and-a-half furlongs at Chester on 12 May.

He ran on in the short straight from last in a small six horse field for a neck second under Jim Crowley.


Mujtaba has not been entered for any other races yet.