Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar: Five horses to note from Arc weekend

Our team select their horses to follow from the two-day Longchamp bonzanza.

Dubai Honour
1st, Prix Dollar

A patient approach has reaped dividends with this extremely progressive performer, certainly judged on the way he stormed to victory in the ten-furlong Group 2.

Having finished fourth in the Britannia before claiming a Newmarket July festival handicap, the gelded three-year-old has now struck twice in French Pattern races and looked particularly impressive on Saturday.

This latest success came on deep ground, but his Newmarket win was achieved on a fast surface, which will give connections a free hand when it comes to making future plans.

With his adventurous head, William Haggas is exactly the right person to get the most of an increasingly exciting horse.
Lee Mottershead, senior writer

It was a mixed weekend for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby but the trainer was nonetheless delighted with the performance of Noble Truth, who finished second behind Angel Bleu after racing keenly…

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