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Dubai Destination Adds French Gr2
Dual Gr1-winning former Darley shuttler Dubai Destination (Kingmambo-Mysterial, by Alleged) added a French group success overnight when UK-bred colt Top Trip (Dubai Destination-Topka, by Kahyasi) came from the tail of the field to score a half-length victory in the €130,000 (A$161,000) Gr2 Prix Hocquart (2200m) for 3YOs at Longchamp. Top Trip (ridden by Thomas Huet for trainer Francois Doumen) defeated US-bred colt Masterstroke (Monsun-Melikah, by Lammtarra) & another colt Sir Jade (Gentlewave-Jade Colour, by Peintre Celebre). Top Trip took his record to 3 wins & 2 placings (including April's Listed Prix Francois Mathet over 2100m at Saint-Cloud) from 5 starts for €116,400 (A$144,000) earnings.