Dubai Honour Wins Another G2
The Longchamp meeting in France on Saturday saw talented gelding Dubai Honour (3g Pride of Dubai x Montelice, by Montjeu) claim his second Group victory when taking out the Group II Prix Dollar (2000m).
Trained by William Haggas and ridden by James Doyle, Dubai Honour was sent out favourite and scored a length and a half win over the Godolphin entry Magny Cours.
“He is an exciting prospect and is probably even better on good ground,” said 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.”
Purchased for 110,000 guineas at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale by Rabbah Bloodstock, Dubai Honour has the overall record of four wins from eight starts.
Dubai Honour is the first winner for Mondelice, a half-sister to Frankel’s globetrotting Group III winner Last Kingdom .
Dubai Honour is one of a flurry of recent stakes-winners for Street Cry’s dual Group I winning son Pride of Dubai, who sired Pride of Jenni (4m Pride of Dubai x Sancerre, by O'Reilly) to be beaten a short head in the Group II VRC Rose of Kingston Stakes on Saturday.
Pride of Dubai stands this spring at a fee of $22,000.