Real World continues superb spell with G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein victory
Real World gained a fourth straight win as he defeated last season’s G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes scorer The Revenant in the mile G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein at Longchamp on Saturday, 2 October.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained colt was encountering soft ground for the first time in his career and headed to France on the back of three scintillating victories in the UK, including an easy success in the G3 Strensall Stakes at York in August.
After breaking slightly awkwardly for Frankie Dettori, Real World soon recovered to track Novemba and Mythico in third of the 11-strong field.
Real World moved up to second approaching the halfway point and closed in on Novemba in the straight, staying on gamely to establish a narrow advantage over a furlong out.
Novemba rallied before Real World asserted inside the final half- furlong, with The Revenant producing a strong late run to get within a short neck of the Godolphin four-year-old at the line.
Saeed bin Suroor said: “Real World is improving a lot this year. He won really well at Royal Ascot and then we took him to win a Listed race and a G3 at York last time. There was a question mark about the ground as he had never run on soft but we gave him a chance. It was close but he won.
“Physically, he looks good now and we will look at running him between a mile and a mile and a quarter in the future. We will talk to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed about plans but it’s more likely that we will take him back to Dubai.”