And we traded and salved wherever a dollar promised in the way of pearl and pearl shell, copra, beche-de-mer, hawkbill
turtle shell, and stranded wrecks.
Famous Darley stallions include Authorized, Cracksman, Dawn Approach, Exceed And Excel, Farhh, Hawkbill
, Hunter's Light, Iffraaj, Jungle Cat, Ribchester and Shamardal.
Appleby has been delighted with how Masar has worked since his comeback and is hopeful the colt can provide Godolphin with a third successive victory in the Group 2, following wins for Hawkbill
and Best Solution.
Appleby had won the last year's Sheema Classic with Hawkbill
"This will help prevent the extinction of the Hawkbill
turtles," she said.
That defeat was put down to him being distracted by the fillies returning from the previous race - although it was still a fine run, because the first two were eight lengths clear of Hawkbill
in third, and the winner went on to land the King George back at Ascot.
Poet's Word was also second in both the English and Irish Champion Stakes last season, and was runner-up to Hawkbill
in the Sheema Classic at Meydan this year.
Poet's Word has won both starts over 10 furlongs this summer but he was no match for Hawkbill
in Meydan at today's 12-furlong trip at the end of March and I must confess to being surprised that Poet's Word heads the market at 2/1 with BetVictor.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained four-year-old is a dual Group Three winner and was fifth to Godolphin counterpart Hawkbill
in the Group One Dubai Sheema Classic on his latest start.
set a potent pace in the Group 1 which suited the 7-4 jolly perfectly as he travelled smoothly under Oisin Murphy.
On Poet's Word, who had also been second in the Dubai Sheema Classic to Hawkbill
in Dubai in March, Stoute said: "I'm delighted for him.
Poet's Word, Eminent, Hawkbill
and Cliffs Of Moher head the dangers.