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Desert Prince Adds Italian Black-Type
Triple Gr1-winning former Woodlands Stud shuttler Desert Prince (Green Desert-Flying Fairy, by Bustino) added an Italian black-type success overnight when Irish-bred 5YO entire Douce Vie (Desert Prince-Ellendellendoo, by Ela-mana-mou) scored a 1.5-lengths victory in the €61,600 (A$85,000) Listed Premio Natale Di Roma (1600m) for 4YOs & up at the Capannelle. Douce Vie (ridden by Fabio Branca for trainer Stefano Botti) defeated Irish-bred 6YO entire Rockhorse (Rock Of Gibraltar-Maelalong, by Maelstrom Lake) & UK-bred 5YO entire Abaton (Dansili-Guntakal, by Night Shift).