Ming Dynasty graduates to G2 level in style

Three-year-old son of King’s Best lands the Prix du Conseil de Paris at Chantilly

Ming Dynasty, a lightly-raced three-year-old son of King’s Best, landed his biggest career success on Sunday 18 October when winning the G2 Prix du Conseil de Paris. Run over a mile and a half at Chantilly in France, he was held up in midfield early before making his move early in the straight and running on well to win comfortably. Unraced as a juvenile, Ming Dynasty won his first three starts this year including the Listed Grand Prix de Clairefontaine, before losing his unbeaten tag in the Prix Niel in September.

Bred by Dayton Investments, Ming Dynasty is one of three winners bred out of the winning Sadler’s Wells mare Memoire. He is one of 12 Stakes winners bred on the Sadler’s Wells-mare cross that also includes Derby winner Workforce and top miler Creachadoir.

Ming Dynasty becomes his sires 30th individual Group winner. Among this figure are eight top-flight winners including Japanese Derby winner Eishin Flash, Proclamation and Sajjhaa.