French G2 Winner for Pride of Dubai
Pride of Dubai produced a new stakes-winner in France on Saturday when Dubai Honour (3g Pride of Dubai x Mondelice, by Montjeu) captured the Group II Prix Guillaume d’Ornano Haras du Logis Saint-Germain (2000m).
Trained by William Haggas, Dubai Honour was a last start winner at Newmarket after finishing fourth at Royal Ascot in the Brittania Stakes and rose to the challenge of his first try in Group company.
He took a split between runners to charge to the line and win by a length and three-quarters taking his overall record to three wins and a second from seven starts.
The Group II Prix Guillaume d’Ornano Haras du Logis Saint-Germain is the richest Group II race in Europe.
"He's a good horse and he won the Britannia Stakes on his side of the track and finished fourth," said Haggas told Racing Post.
"Then he went to Newmarket and beat a good horse of Andrew Balding's [Foxes Tales], who then went out and won a Group 3 last weekend. I think this is a nice horse who doesn’t need too much racing.”
Purchased for 110,000 guineas at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale by Rabbah Bloodstock, Dubai Honour is the first winner for Mondelice, a half-sister to Group III winner Last Kingdom.
Dubai Honour is the 11th stakes-winner for Street Cry’s dual Group I winning son Pride of Dubai, who stands this spring at a fee of $22,000.