Dabirsim's Horizon Dore Impresses In Paris

Dabirsim | Zuzanna Lupa


June's Listed Prix Ridgway victor Horizon Dore (Fr) (Dabirsim {Fr}–Sweet Alabama {Fr}, by Enrique {GB}) followed up that second black-type victory with a personal best in July's G2 Prix Eugene Adam at Saint-Cloud and added lustre to his palmares with an impressive triumph in Sunday's G3 Prix du Prince d'Orange at ParisLongchamp.

Employing patient tactics several lengths off the tempo for the most part, the 3-5 favourite made effortless headway on the bridle in the straight to challenge with 300 metres remaining and powered clear once quickening to the fore at the furlong marker to defeat the Andre Fabre-trained duo Mr Moliere (GB) (Kingman {GB}) and Birr Castle (Fr) (Cloth Of Stars {Ire}), by 2 1/2 lengths and a short-head.

“Horizon Dore is a really nice horse, he was conceding weight all round, but we expected that,” revealed Pauline Chehboub. “He had worked well at home beforehand after being freshened up this summer. Being a gelding, we have ambitions abroad with him and he seems ready to travel now. His next race will be in the [Oct. 21 G1] Champion S. at Ascot. It's a race dear to our hearts after Sealiway's win and maybe history can repeat.”

Pedigree Notes
Horizon Dore, the latest of eight foals and runners, is one of seven scorers out of a multiple-winning half to the stakes-placed duo Zayade (Fr) (Country Reel) and Winter Springs (Fr) (Stromy River {Fr}). The March-foaled bay's third dam Haumette (Fr) (Mille Balles {Fr}), who hails from a family featuring European champion and Irish Derby-winning sire Prince Regent (Fr) (Right Royal {Fr}), is kin to G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris and dual G3 Prix d'Hedouville-winning sire Robore (Fr) (Zino {GB}). Horizon Dore is a half-brother to G3 Prix du Calvados victrix and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf third Cavale Doree (Fr) (Sunday Break {Jpn}).

Sunday, ParisLonchamp, France
PRIX DU PRINCE D'ORANGE-G3, €80,000, ParisLongchamp, 9-3, 3yo, 10fT, 2:04.62, g/s.
1–HORIZON DORE (FR), 129, g, 3, by Dabirsim (Fr)
1st Dam: Sweet Alabama (Fr), by Enrique (GB)
2nd Dam: Hallen (Fr), by Midyan
3rd Dam: Haumette (Fr), by Mille Balles (Fr)
(€45,000 Ylg '21 ARQAUG). O-Gousserie Racing, Ecurie du Sud, Ecurie Gribomont, Daniel Dumoulin, Mlle Chantal Becq & Mme Francoise Delaunay; B-Mlle Chantal Becq (FR); T-Patrice Cottier; J-Cristian Demuro. €40,000. Lifetime Record: 7-5-1-0, €200,600. *1/2 to Cavale Doree (Fr) (Sunday Break {Jpn}), GSW-Fr & GISP-US, $162,561. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree, or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree.
2–Mr Moliere (GB), 125, g, 3, Kingman (GB)–Armande (Ire), by Sea The Stars (Ire). 1ST GROUP BLACK TYPE. O-Baron Edouard de Rothschild & Suc. Lady Chryss O'Reilly; B-Ecurie de Meautry & Petra Bloodstock Agency Ltd (GB); T-Andre Fabre. €16,000.
3–Birr Castle (Fr), 125, c, 3, Cloth Of Stars (Ire)–Baki (Fr), by Turtle Bowl (Ire). (€170,000 Ylg '21 ARQOCT). O-Godolphin; B-Francois Rohaut (FR); T-Andre Fabre. €12,000.
Margins: 2HF, SHD, 2. Odds: 0.60, 12.00, 4.10.
Also Ran: Goliath (Ger), Woodchuck (Fr), Colombier (GB), Devil In The Sky (Ire). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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