Jan 07, 2016
It was a deserved victory on the back of consistent form for Prix D'Or at Sandown on Wednesday, the honest and talented five-year-old hitting the line hard in the Le Pines Handicap.
In the placings at each of his previous three starts, the son of Redoute's Choice was perfectly ridden by Jye McNeil who had him cruising in a lovely position midfield - hooking out into the clear at the turn.
Taken out a little as the leader shifted ground, Prix D'Or nevertheless knuckled down to the task and from the 200m it was clear that victory was his!
"Robbie has always thought that he has a lot of ability," said stable representative (and happy part owner) Don Healy, "and what we saw today was good."
McNeil was taken by the style of Prix D'Or's victory, noting that been a little bit of a handful going to the gates - "he was very fresh and he gave me a bit of a hard time."
"But he is always a bit like that and you just have to pat him and keep him happy."
"He was able to relax in a good spot and he was good in the run home."
A five times winner of over $113,000 in stakes, Prix D'Or was bred by Limerick Laneand is raced by Colin Pearce, Robbie Griffiths, Shiranee Griffiths, Don Healy, Peter McEncroe, Kevin Donnelly, Frank Dyett and Sandra Williams.
A graduate of the 2012 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Prix D'Or is out of the stakes placed imported mare Chausson Dore whose dam Don't Worry Me was a Group winner in France, Germany and at Royal Ascot.