Sire: Pride of Dubai
Dam: Cross Legend
Foaled: Oct 18, 2021
Pride Of Dubai filly out of Cross Legend 2021 – Tom Dabernig To Train
5% shares $7,000
10% shares $14,000
There is an old saying ‘A picture paints a 1000 words’. In this case it is true. When I first inspected this filly I couldn’t believe how good she was. She is a stunning looking filly but more importantly she gets around with a great swagger. When Greg Nash vetted her he gave us a big thumbs up on both a clinical inspection as well as on x-ray and scope. She was faultless.
The filly is by Pride Of Dubai who is going gangbusters as a sire. He has sired 193 winners with 18 being stakes winners. His best runners have been the Group 1 winning mare Bella Nipotina, Group 2 winning filly Telepatic Glances, Group 3 winning fillies Sirileo Miss, Just Beautiful, Splendiferous, Deny Knowledge, Star Of Emaraaty and the stakes winners Zaffy’s Pride, She’s Fit, Easifar and Queen Of Dubai.
In the past four weeks he has had a stellar run with Desert Lightning winning the Group 2 Avondale Guineas, Sirileo Miss the Group 3 Matron Stakes, Maharba winning the Listed Talindert Stakes, She’s Fit winning the Listed Natasha Stakes, Pride Of Jenni placing 2nd in the Group 1 Coolmore Classic and Bella Nipotina placing 3rd in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes.
Pride Of Dubai was an outstanding 2yo winning the Group 1 MRC Blue Diamond Stakes and ATC Sires Produce Stakes. He was Champion First Season Sire in Australia in the 2019/20 Season.
He is currently sitting in 17th position on the Australian Sires List having moved from 149th to 64th to 31th in the past four years. In my opinion the breeders have worked him out with tidier mares going to him. He is a big horse like Street Cry and early in his stud career too many big mares went to him.
He is by Champion Sire Street Cry out of the Danehill mare Eljazzi. This is a great cross having also given us Shocking and Solicit in Australia. Street Cry is best known here as the sire of the Champion mare Winx. Street Cry is out the outstanding broodmare Helen Street who had 11 to race for 10 winners. One of Street Cry’s sisters is the dam of the Champion Sire Shamardal.
This is where the pedigree gets interesting with our filly’s 4th dam being Helen Street. This gives a double cross to one of the world’s very best broodmares.
This is a great cross. When Bill Mitchell bought the Champion 2yo filly French Braids 24 years ago she had a double cross to the outstanding international mare Fanfreluche. It isn’t very often we get the opportunity to buy into a filly with such a great international pedigree. They are a rare commodity.
Cross Legend is by the Golden Slipper winner Sebring who was a Champion sire in his own right with his daughters now doing a great job for him. His daughters have thrown 139 winners with 15 stakes horses including the Group 1 winner On The Bubbles. Cross Legend was a $350,000 yearling purchase.
Cross Legend only had the one win but ran in some high profile Listed races. Her first foal was a $230,000 Zoustar colt who has displayed good ability. This is her second foal. She has a Russian Revolution colt on her and is in foal to Russian Revolution. This is all very positive.
I’ve often written it is more important where a yearling comes from than who its parents are. The Chase is the China Horse Club’s stud farm. The China Horse Club has had a remarkable couple of weeks breeding Communist which won the ATC Group 1 Randwick Guineas, Revolutionary Miss which won the VRC Group 2 Kewney Stakes and Bases Loaded that was 3rd in the ATC Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes.
The China Horse club are destined to be a major player in the Australian Racing scene having invested in some of the very best bloodstock in the world over the past few years.
The filly heads to Tom Dabernig at Warrnambool.