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Like Saturday’s 2000 Guineas winner Notable Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) introduced on the all-weather during the winter, Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum’s blueblood Elmalka (GB) (Kingman {GB}) arrived late on the scene to emerge triumphant in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas and cause a second surprise in Newmarket’s weekend mile Classics. Coming off her debut success at Southwell in late November to finish a staying-on third in the seven-furlong G3 Fred Darling S. at Newbury last month, the Roger Varian-trained daughter of the G1 Prix de l’Opera and GI Flower Bowl Invitational heroine Nahrain (GB) (Selkirk) and half-sister to Benbatl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) was last and detached early and looked to be struggling at times.

Cajoled along by Silvestre De Sousa, the 28-1 shot found some momentum on the wing to reel in the likely winner Ramatuelle (Justify) in the last strides and prevail by a neck from Porta Fortuna (Ire) (Caravaggio), who denied the French raider the silver medal in the shade of the post by a short head. The result represented a notable double on the card for Kingman, with his potentially top-class Friendly Soul (GB) having captured the Listed Pretty Polly S.


1000 Guineas Stakes (G1)
1.610 m – 523.750 GBP – for 3yo mares

Elmalka (GB)
(Kingman– Nahrain , by Selkirk)
J : @SilvDSousa
T : Roger Varian
O :Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum
B : @godolphin

— (@WorldRacing1) May 5, 2024

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