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Passion For Gold Wins French Gr1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud
In France, Godolphin’s US-bred juvenile colt Passion For Gold (Medaglia D'Oro-C'est L'Amour, by Thunder Gulch) blitzed his rivals by 6-lengths in the €250,000 (A$400,000) Gr1 Criterium De Saint-Cloud (2000m) for 2YOs at Saint-Cloud. Passion For Gold (ridden by Frankie Dettori for trainer Saeed Bin Suroor) defeated Irish-bred colt Mikhail Glinka (Galileo-Lady Karr, by Mark Of Esteem) & German-bred colt Zazou (Shamardal--Zaza Top, by Lomitas). Passion For Gold was a sale-topping 260,000 guineas (A$494,000) 2YO at the 2009 UK Tattersalls Craven Breeze-Up Sale in April. Overall he now has 2 wins & a placing from 3 starts for €159,959 (A$256,000) earnings.