Dabirsim's Horizon Dore Swoops Late For Prix Dollar Triumph

Horizon Dore | Scoop Dyga


Patrice Cottier trainee Horizon Dore (Fr) (Dabirsim {Fr}–Sweet Alabama {Fr}, by Enrique {GB}), who prevailed in July's G2 Prix Eugene Adam, doubled his pattern-race tally when snagging this month's G3 Prix du Prince d'Orange at ParisLongchamp and secured a fourth straight success when returning to the Bois de Boulogne venue for a taking victory Saturday's G2 Qatar Prix Dollar.

Unhurried and settled back in the field to race several lengths off the clear leader Jack Darcy (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) in seventh until turning for home, the 7-10 favourite made eyecatching progress on the bridle in the straight and unleashed a devastating turn of foot once shaken up with 350 metres remaining to usurp Jack Darcy by 1 1/4 lengths nearing the line. The long-time leader's frontrunning tactics almost paid dividends and he kept on well to hold Erevann (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}) by a neck for second.

“He has a huge talent, we have seen that since the start of the season and we are very lucky to have him,” reflected Pauline Chehboub. “Mickael [Barzalona] said he broke well and he did what he wanted and he has that very good acceleration that champion horses have. We want to get back our title in the [G1] Qipco Champion S. [having won with Sealiway in 2021]. I can't wait to be there and see you in Ascot.”


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) (Stormy 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}).

Saturday, ParisLongchamp, France
QATAR PRIX DOLLAR-G2, €200,000, ParisLongchamp, 9-30, 3yo/up, 9 3/4fT, 1:59.86, 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-Mickael Barzalona. €114,000. Lifetime Record: 8-6-1-0, €314,600. *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–Jack Darcy (Ire), 130, g, 4, Gleneagles (Ire)–Pretty Face (GB), by Rainbow Quest. (19,000gns Wlg '19 TATFOA; 24,000gns Ylg '20 TAOCT). O-Gascoigne, Williams, Vincent, Burns & 3D; B-Bernard Cooke (IRE); T-Paul & Oliver Cole. €44,000.
3–Erevann (Fr), 128, c, 4, Dubawi (Ire)–Ervedya (Fr), by Siyouni (Fr). O-H H The Aga Khan; B-H H The Aga Khan's Studs SC (FR); T-Jean-Claude Rouget. €21,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, NK, 2HF. Odds: 0.70, 13.00, 4.00.
Also Ran: Ancient Rome, Checkandchallenge (GB), Sammarco (Ire), Bolthole (Ire), Flight Leader (GB), American Flag (Fr). Video, sponsored by FanDuel TV.

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