THE Lincoln victory of Haqeeqy (97) was made more poignant, as the four-year-old carried the colours of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s daughter Hissa, just days after the passing of her father, widely acknowledged as one of the sport’s most famous owner breeders.

The victory also represented a fairy tale beginning on turf for his jockey, Benoit De La Sayette who was enjoying his first ever ride on turf following his successes on the all-weather.