Brigadier Gerard victory for son of Dubawi

Autocratic adds his first Group win in convincing style at Sandown

Autocratic, a four-year-old son of Dubawi, landed the feature race of the evening in some style at Sandown on 25 May, sweeping to victory in the G3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes.

The Cheveley Park Stud homebred was settled in fifth under Ryan Moore and as the field began to quicken for home, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt had to wait for the gap to appear but once he found racing room, soon put the race to bed and quickened superbly to win by a length and a quarter.

Autocratic is out of the Stakes-placed Storm Cat mare Canda, also dam of Elusive Quality’s G3 Horris Hill Stakes winner Evasive. Canda is herself a daughter of three-time G1 winner East Of The Moon, who landed the French Guineas, Oaks and the Prix Jacques le Marois during her own stellar racing career. Autocratic’s third dam is none other than superb racemare and blue hen Miesque.

Dubawi has sired two Stakes winners in as many days, following Nezwaah’s victory in yesterday’s Listed Rothesay Stakes at Ayr.

He has now recorded 13 Black type winners in 2017, including Yorkshire Cup hero Dartmouth (now due to defend his crown in the Hardwicke at Royal Ascot), Irish 1,000 Guineas contender Bean Feasa, plus G1 winners Almanaar and Sobetsu.