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Trainer:Michael F. de Kock
Owner: Sheikh Mohd bin Khalifa al Maktoum
Foaling Date: 2012-04-28
Pedigree: Dubawi (IRE) and Pennegale (IRE) of Pennekamp
Dosage: 1-0-2-0-1 (4)
Dosage Index / CD: 1.00 / 0.00
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: The G2 UAE Derby has rarely produced legitimate Kentucky Derby contenders , but this son of Dubawi (IRE) figures to attract plenty of support in the Run for the Roses after he dominated in Dubai with an eight-leng th victory on March 28. Jockey Christophe Soumillon, who was aboard for the first time, guided Mubtaahij to a perfect trip from his rail post, settling behind three dueling leaders around the first turn. After a fourth runner joined the fray heading down the backside, two began to retreat and the Mike de Kock trainee circled around the remaining duo and took charge in route to his romp in which he was geared down approachin g the wire. His final time of 1 58.35 for 1,900 meters, about 1 3/16 miles, contested over Meydan s new dirt course earned an estimated 95 Beyer Speed Figure. As part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifying series, the UAE Derby victory also earned Mubtaahij 100 points and landed him at second on the leaderboar d to get in the gate on the first Saturday in May. The colt has only been out of the exacta once in seven starts, that being his career debut at Newmarket last October. He then broke his maiden at Meydan on New Year s Eve and followed that up with a score in the UAE 2000 Guineas Trial. Mubtaahij came up a head short in the G3 UAE 2000 Guineas then rebounded with a decisive win in the Al Bastakiya S. to set him up for his runaway Derby performanc e. Bred in Ireland by Dunmore Stud Ltd, the bay is out of the Pennekamp mare Pennegale (IRE) and was foaled on April 28, 2012. He was purchased for 599,760 by Form Bloodstock at the 2013 Arqana Deauville August Yearlings Sale. The Sheikh Mohd bin Khalifa al Maktoum color-bear er has amassed earnings of 1,461,332 with his 7-4-1-0 record. A Kentucky Derby start would be a first for de Kock, who said Mubtaahij will fly to Kentucky in mid-April and settle in at Churchill Downs.


Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2015 1 1 - - $1,445,000
2014 3 1 - - $16,332
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