Former Coolmore Stud shuttler Pride Of Dubai (Street Cry) continued his good start with his first northern hemisphere-bred juveniles as his son Flying Visit (2 c ex Fionnuar by Teofilo) landed the Eyrefield Stakes (Gr 3, 1m1f) at Leopardstown on Saturday handing he sire his fifth European-bred stakes winner and seventh overall.
Trained by Jim Bolger, the colt stayed on bravely to overcome the challenge of Wuqood (Dubawi), beating him by a head, while Carlisle Bay (Galileo) was another three-quarters of a length further away in third.
Bred by his trainer, the colt is out of four time-winning Teofilo (Galileo) mare Fionnuar and the colt hails from the same family as Listed winner and Group 1-placed Six Crowns (Secretariat) - the dam of multiple Grade 1-winner and champion sire Chief’s Crown (Danzig) and fellow elite level winner Classic Crown (Mr. Prospector).
The colt joins Star Of Emaraaty, Zaffy’s Pride, Fancy Man and Telepathic Glances as Pride Of Dubai’s other northern hemisphere bred stakes winners, while his stakes winners in Australia are Bella Nipotina and Tanker.
The stallion shuttled to Coolmore’s Irish base for three seasons but did not return in 2020 and he stands at Coolmore Australia for a fee of $38,500 (inc GST).
Flying Visit just gets the better of Wuqood on the line in a thrilling conclusion to the Group 3 Eyrefield Stakes for Jim Bolger and Luke McAteer pic.twitter.com/IgLYUo36tX— Horse Racing Ireland (@HRIRacing) October 24, 2020