Klawervlei Stud’s well performed and popular young stallion KOMMETDIEDING (Elusive Fort) hails from a remarkable female line, and this family was to the fore once again in Dubai on Saturday.

TUZ (Oxbow), who ran out such a brilliant winner of Saturday’s G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Nakheel, is from the same female line as Kommetdieding.

Winner of the G3 Dubawi Stakes earlier this year, Tuz picked up the biggest win of his career when he romped home to a six and a half length win in Saturday’s G1 sprint feature at Meydan.

His winning margin is the greatest in the history of the Golden Shaheen.

Bred by the legendary Calumet Farm, Tuz provided trainer Bhupat Seemar and jockey Tadhg O’Shea with the first leg of a major big race double, with the pair also going on to claim Saturday’s G1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline with the brilliant LAUREL RIVER (Into Mischief).

Durable seven-year-old Tuz, like Kommetdieding, is a direct descendant of the hugely influential broodmare QUEEN OF LIGHT (Borealis).

The latter was a high-class performer with Queen Of Light winning both the Child and Criterion Stakes before going on to make her mark at stud.

Among Queen Of Light’s numerous top-class descendants are top-class sire WELSH PAGEANT (Tudor Melody), French Derby winner and successful sire LAWMAN (Invincible Spirit), and such classic winners as FAIRY FOOTSTEPS (Mill Reef), LIGHT CAVALRY (Brigadier Gerard), and MOONSHELL (Sadler’s Wells).

Another top-class performer descended in female line from this wonderful mare is Kommetdieding. The latter earned more than R4.2 million during a career which saw the charismatic Kommetdieding land both the 2021 G1 Vodacom Durban July and 2022 G1 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met.