Dabirsim gets off the mark with first winner in French maiden
The son of Hat Trick was a champion two-year-old colt
The racecourse at Lion d'Angers may be best known as the location for the Anjou-Loire Challenge but on Monday it saw the first winner for freshman sire Dabirsim.
Ridden by Cristian Demuro for trainer Didier Guillemin, All This Time ran out a four-length winner of the 5½f Prix Mercier-la Vendee for unraced two-year-olds.
Bred and owned by Ecurie Normandie Pur Sang, who also campaigned Dabirsim, All This Time is the first foal out of the six-year-old Tertullian mare Amazing Bounty. She is a half-sister to Amazing Beauty, who was a Listed winner in Germany, out of a daughter of the Listed-placed Arenea Diadema.
Trained by Christophe Ferland, Dabirsim was a champion two-year-old colt and was unbeaten in five starts that season including in the Prix Morny and the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.
Two more starts at three saw him finish second to Dragon Pulse by a short head in the Group 3 Prix de Fontainebleau and an unlucky-in-running close sixth in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains, before he was retired to stud.
Dabirsim is by Hat Trick - who like Deep Impact is a son of Sunday Silence - out of the placed Royal Academy mare Rumored, who in turn is out of Oaks d'Italia winner and Moyglare Stud Stakes second Bright Generation.
Dabirsim joins Society Rock, Swiss Spirit and George Vancouver as first-season sires who have all got off the mark with their first winners.
The eight-year-old stood for two seasons at Gestut Karlshof before transferring to Haras de Grandcamp, and has stood for four seasons at an unchanged fee of €9,000.