Dubawi Fun – Southwell
I’m pleased that we ducked going to Nottingham yesterday with Dubawi Fun . Windfast looks a useful juvenile, as do a few others in the race. Probably wouldn’t have learnt much.
Dubawi Fun is Ismail’s first 2-y-o runner of the season and it’s hard to gauge how good he is as most of Ismail’s other juveniles are late season types. He has been working with older horses and holding his own. He presently wants to do everything at full speed and his breeding does suggests he will probably want at least 1m next season.
Southwell is a good starting point. He is by Dubawi so the surface shouldn’t be a problem and the Fibresand may also not help the two market leaders who have decent rather than useful form. In truth, though, it’s a guessing game as to how he will go.
Pat Cosgrave has ridden him in most of his work and he likes him. The other unknown is how he will react going racing for the first time. He is like an excited schoolboy at home hopefully he won’t decide to become a school delinquent.