Saturday Stakes double for Teofilo

Ajman Princess takes the Daisy Warwick Stakes by five lengths at Goodwood, while Permian takes the Newmarket Stakes at HQ

Teofilo recorded a pair of Stakes winners on 6 May when his four-year-old daughter Ajman Princess (second in last year’s G2 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot) added a first victory at Stakes level to her record when landing the Listed Daisy Warwick Stakes at Goodwood, followed by victory for Permian in the Newmarket Stakes on the Rowley Mile.

Ajman Princess was settled just off the pace under Fran Berry and the Roger Varian-trained filly travelled well throughout the 12-furlong contest, demonstrating an impressive turn of foot once asked to quicken inside the final two furlongs to skip clear of her rivals and win by five lengths.

Ajman Princess is out of the Stakes-placed Mark Of Esteem mare Reem Three, a half-sister to Dubawi’s G2 Celebration Mile winner Afsare. Reem Three has a two-year-old colt by New Approach and a yearling filly by Dubawi.

Later in the afternoon and this time at Newmarket, there was another wide-margin Stakes winner for Teofilo as his three-year-old son Permian took the LIsted Newmarket Stakes by four and a half lengths.

The Mark Johnston-trained colt was content to let Majoris take the early lead and as his opponent began to tire, hit the front two furlongs from home and soon put the race to bed, winning easily under Ryan Moore. He could now head to Royal Ascot for the King Edward VII Stakes.

Permian, like Ajman Princess, is out of a Mark Of Esteem mare in dual Listed winner Tessa Reef, whose own dam Massaraat is a full-sister to the great Miesque.

Teofilo is sire of 13 Black type performers so far this year, headed by G1 Australian Cup hero Humidor – one of 12 winners at the highest level for his sire. He is also sire of 2017 G1 performers Happy Clapper and Special Fighter.

Teofilo stands at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €40,000 October 1st SLF.