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Dubawi's sons contest Group 3 Prix de La Porte

James Jose/Dubai
Filed on June 24, 2020
The six-year-old D'Bai has six wins from 26 starts, with his last victory coming in the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort at Meydan during the Dubai World Cup Carnival.

D'Bai and Space Blues, the sons of the blue-blooded Dubawi, make up the tight pack of eight runners for the seven-furlong contest at Longchamp.

Godolphin will be aiming for a third win when they send out two runners in the Group 3 Prix de La Porte Maillot in France on Thursday.

D'Bai and Space Blues, the sons of the blue-blooded Dubawi, make up the tight pack of eight runners for the seven-furlong contest at Longchamp.

The Dubai racing operation, owned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, have won the race twice previously.

Josr Algarhoud, saddled by Emirati handler Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Sylvain Guillot, had won it in 2000, while Inns of Court, trained by Andre Fabre and the ride of Mickael Barzalona, had triumphed in 2017.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed had first won it in 1995 when conditioner John Hammond saddled Cherokee Rose to victory in 1995.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Finance, who enjoyed a successful campaign at the just concluded Royal Ascot festival, to be crowned the leading owner, is the most successful in the race with three wins.

Sheikh Hamdan's Joanna had won in 2010, while Mashoora clinched the contest in 2012. The third win came with Efaadah in 2018.

Sheikh Hamdan doesn't have a runner this time but Christophe Soumillon, who rode two of those winners - Joanna and Mashoora, will be looking for a third victory.

The Belgian jockey will ride D'Bai, while Space Blues will be the mount of Mickael Barzalona. Both D'Bai and Space Blues are trained by British handler Charlie Appleby.

The six-year-old D'Bai has six wins from 26 starts, with his last victory coming in the Group 2 Al Fahidi Fort at Meydan during the Dubai World Cup Carnival.

Meanwhile, Space Blues, a four-year-old colt, has his sights set on a first Group victory.

james@khaleejtimes.com


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