Trained by Agostino Affe, Don Chicco had provided El Kabeir with his first winner when striking at Capannelle in May. He duly followed up with a comfortable success in black-type company.
Bred by Mickley Stud, Harc Syndicate, and K Whitehouse, the 2-year-old was retained by his vendor at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale but sold to Horse Revolution for £8,500 (US$11,376) in a private deal at the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale the following year.
He is the fourth foal out of the unraced Oasis Dream (GB) mare Otrooha (IRE), who in turn is out of an Indian Ridge half sister to Hardwicke Stakes scorer and the multiple group 1-placed Maraahel , a high-class performer for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and Sir Michael Stoute.
🌟Listed Premier Winner🌟
2YO DON CHICCO takes the Listed Premio Giuseppe De Montel in Milan for trainer Agostino Affe.
— Goffs UK (@GoffsUK) June 30, 2021
El Kabeir retired to the County Kildare operation in 2018 after four wins in stakes company, including the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs when racing in the United States for Zayat Stables.
The son of Scat Daddy stood the 2021 breeding season at a fee of €6,000 and has produced four individual winners to date, including Masekela, an impressive winner on debut and a respectable fifth in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The 9-year-old El Kabeir—who also finished third to Frosted in the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) at 3—is the first foal out of the unraced Unbridled’s Song mare Great Venue , a half sister to grade 2 scorer Too Much Bling and the stakes-winning siblings Barnsy , Ready For Roses , and Littlebitabling .