Dubawi Filly Heading to Tattersalls Gets an Aussie Update
Mark Smith - Sunday September 1

It's not often we would cover a maiden at Hawkesbury on a day with stakes races at Rosehill, Caulfield, Morphettville and Belmont Park but this one caught our eye.

After placing third at his first two starts including a Listed stakes at Doomben, the 3yo Lonhro colt Fasano did what punters expected him to do by breaking his maiden with a minimum of fuss over 1100 metres.

A homebred for John Camilleri's Fairways Thoroughbreds, the David Payne-trained colt is the second stakes-performer and the third winner from as many to race out of the Group III Gold Coast Guineas winner Florentina (Redoute's Choice) who was also a Fairways homebred trained by Payne.

Now that seems of moderate interest but in 2017 Florentina, a half-sister to the Group 1 WATC Railway Stakes winner Gathering and the stakes-winner California Turbo was exported to Europe where she was covered by Darley Stud's champion stallion Dubawi (image Mark Smith) .

A tweet from Segenhoe Stud's Peter O'Brien on Saturday revealed the filly foal that resulted from that mating has been honoured with a Book 1 entry to the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.

Sure enough, there she is Lot 289 a chestnut filly consigned by Hazelwood Bloodstock to the elite section of this world-famous sale.


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