Dubai Honour Surges To Dollar Success

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Dubai Honour Scoop Dyga

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Mohamed Obaida's Dubai Honour (Ire) (Pride of Dubai {Aus}) stepped out of handicap company to garner Deauville's Aug. 14 G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano in his most recent outing and produced a telling burst at the end of Saturday's G2 Qatar Prix Dollar to double his pattern-race tally in impressive fashion. Settled off a steady tempo in ninth after the initial exchanges, the 5-2 favourite made eyecatching headway out wide in the straight to launch his challenge passing the furlong marker and kept on powerfully under a continued drive in the closing stages to win going away by 1 1/2 lengths from Magny Cours (Medaglia d'Oro), completing a clean sweep of the card's stakes races for British raiders.

“It's turning into quite a good day and, beforehand, all my rides looked to have good chances on paper,” explained James Doyle after claiming his third winner of the afternoon. “I was quietly confident, but I've had other days like that at Longchamp where you think you could ride a few winners and nothing happens. It was difficult to assess Dubai Honour's chances as he'd won a strong handicap at Newmarket on quicker ground and the race kind of set up for closers in Deauville last time, but you couldn't knock that performance today. I was in two minds what to do from a tricky draw. I could have pushed him forward to get a position, but I decided we'd be brave and hang on. It's a long straight down to the second winning post and there was never really a moment's worry.”

“He is an exciting prospect and is probably even better on good ground,” added the owner's representative and former jockey Philip Robinson. “There's a possibility he might go to Hong Kong for the International meeting in December. He could also run in between, but nothing is certain at this moment. If he doesn't go to Hong Kong, we'll see him again next year instead.”

Dubai Honour is the first foal bred from the unraced Mondelice (GB) (Montjeu {Ire}), herself a half-sister to G3 Prix Daphnis victor Last Kingdom (Frankel {GB}). Dubai Honour's G1 Phoenix S.-winning third dam Damson (Ire) (Entrepreneur {GB}), who also landed the G2 Queen Mary S. at two, is the dam of G2 Flying Childers S. and G3 Molecomb S.-winning sire Requinto (Ire) (Dansili {GB}) and the second dam of G3 Eulogy S. winner Lilikoi (NZ) (Charm Spirit {Ire}). The next dam Tadkiyra (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}) produced G3 Prestige S. victrix Geminiani (Ire) (King of Kings {Ire}) and is kin to four stakes winners including G3 Prix Messidor victor Tassmoun (Kalamoun {GB}) and Listed Chester S. victrix Tarikhana (Ire) (Mouktar {Ire}), herself responsible for G1 Prix Royal-Oak hero Tiraaz (Lear Fan). Tadkiyra is also a half-sister to G3 Princess Royal S. victrix Tashtiya (Ire) (Shergar {GB}), herself the fourth dam of the card's G2 Prix de Chaudenay victor Manobo (Ire) (Sea the Stars {Ire}). Mondelice has the unraced 2-year-old filly Shishito (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}), a yearling colt by Cracksman (GB) and a weanling colt by Invincible Spirit (Ire) to come.

Saturday, ParisLongchamp, France
QATAR PRIX DOLLAR-G2, €200,000, ParisLongchamp, 10-2, 3yo/up, 9 3/4fT, 2:08.14, vsf.
1–DUBAI HONOUR (IRE), 127, g, 3, by Pride of Dubai (Aus)
1st Dam: Mondelice (GB), by Montjeu (Ire)
2nd Dam: Compelling (Ire), by Kingmambo
3rd Dam: Damson (Ire), by Entrepreneur (GB)
(110,000 gns Ylg '19 TAOCT). O-Mohamed Obaida; B-Macha Bloodstock & Meridian International SARL (IRE); T-William Haggas; J-James Doyle. €114,000. Lifetime Record: 8-4-1-0, €399,578. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Magny Cours, 128, g, 6, Medaglia d'Oro–Indy Five Hundred, by A.P. Indy. O/B-Godolphin (KY); T-Andre Fabre. €44,000.
3–Dawn Intello (Fr), 128, c, 4, Intello (Ger)–Gadalka, by Giant's Causeway. (€57,000 Ylg '18 AROCT). O-AB Racing & Ecurie Ades Hazan; B-Viktor Tymoshenko (FR); T-Andreas Schutz. €21,000.
Margins: 1HF, NK, HD. Odds: 2.50, 3.30, 27.00.
Also Ran: Third Realm (GB), Megallan (GB), Cadillac (Ire), Saiydabad, Adhamo (Ire), Patrick Sarsfield (Fr), Kenway (Fr). Click for the Racing Post result or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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