On the fourth race of the day, Crown Pride makes a perfect victory at the $1,000,000 the UAE Derby Sponsored by Mubadala in the hands of Damian Lane riding for trainer Koichi Shintani, making a third win for Japan tonight.
Winning jockey Damian Lane said: “He stepped out okay but didn't travel too well thereafter and it just took a little bit to get him in a rhythm and get him going. I got crowded a little early but as I say he was able to stride through and take up position and it was plain sailing from there really. I was confident a long way out and although he made hard work of it in the straight, ultimately he was the toughest out there. He's a strong, tough horse and saw the distance out well.”