The short-lived South African champion Mahbooba has produced a very smart performer in the form of Dubai Warrior.

The latter, a three-year-old son of Dansili, made it win number three from only five starts, when justifying favouritism at Wolverhampton on Thursday evening.

Trained by John Gosden, Dubai Warrior raced just off the pace in Thursday’s Irish Lotto At Handicap before hitting the front, two furlongs out, under Robert Havlin and going on to win.

Dubai Warrior had half a length to spare over runner up Kasbaan, with Victory Bond two and a quarter lengths in Thursday’s one mile and two furlong race.

Unplaced just once in five starts, the colt had won on debut when romping home by four and half lengths at Chelmsford in 2018.

A full-brother to G3 Diamond Stakes winner Mootasadir, Dubai Warrior is out of the Galileo mare Mahbooba, South Africa’s Equus Champion 2YO Filly Of 2009-2010.

Racing for Al Adaayit South Africa, Mahbooba won four of only five starts in South Africa, with her wins including a triumph in the 2010 G1 Golden Slipper.

Image: Edward Whitaker (, Dubai Warrior winning previously at Kempton Park