Modern Games all power in G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains

Godolphin homebred notches Classic double for his sire Dubawi

Two weeks after Coroebus’ emphatic victory on the Rowley Mile, Modern Games powered home in the G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains at Longchamp on Sunday, 15 May to provide a homebred Guineas double for his sire Dubawi.

The three-year-old colt, last seen winning the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar, settled prominently behind early leader Texas, making headway off a strong pace with two furlongs to travel. Powering to the fore, Modern Games quickly asserted his dominance, going away from the battling Texas to win by one and a quarter lengths.

Trainer Charlie Appleby has now indicated a possible tilt at the stallion-making G1 Prix du Jockey Club for his next start.

Godolphin homebred Modern Games rounded off a fantastic week for his dam Modern Ideals, with her four-year-old son Modern News securing a Stakes win at Windsor last Monday and juvenile daughter Mawj winning convincingly on debut at Newmarket just yesterday.

The daughter of New Approach is a half-sister to French Champion two-year-old Ultra and G3 scorer Synopsis, and out of a daughter of Italian Champion Proskana. She is a half-sister to the dam of Champions Bosra Sham and Hector Protector, and from the extended family of record-breaking Hong Kong Horse of the Year Golden Sixty.

Modern Games is one of 49 individual G1 winners for his sensational sire Dubawi and his third top-flight star this season following Lord North’s narrow victory in the G1 Dubai Turf and Coroebus’ thrilling G1 2000 Guineas. Dubawi edges closer to a landmark 150 Group winners and looks to have a plethora of talent entering the summer months including Oaks contender Concert Hall and Royal Ascot hopeful Alfred Munnings.