Updated: May 1, 2022
Tally-Ho-bred Umm Kulthum returned a winner on Saturday, striking late under Christophe Soumillon to win the Listed Kilvington Stakes at Newmarket.
Already a Group 3 winner, when successful in the Firth Of Clyde Stakes at Ayr, Umm Kulthum missed most of last year after running third in the Sandy Lane Stakes. However, she showed no signs of rustiness on Saturday, running down Tenaya Canyon to win with a shade in hand.
"Umm Kulthum had a small issue last year and we ran out of time to run her," said trainer Richard Fahey. "It was a small problem with her knee where there was a small suspected crack. It's only in the last couple of weeks she has come to herself so it's pleasing to see her win like that, she's always been a classy horse. She's in at York and at Ascot and we'll have a look at those. I would think she would go to York as long as she's alright. She's not a bad filly at all."
One of 36 Group winners by Kodiac, Umm Kulthum was bred by us out of Queen's Code by Shamardal. She was sold through our draft at the 2020 Goffs UK Doncaster Breeze-Up Sale for £75,000 to Blandford Bloodstock on behalf of owner Saeed bin Mohammed Al Qassimi.