Dar Re Mi Excels

DUBAI - The new partnership of John Gosden and William Buick did the better work with the British mare Dar Re Mi to land the $5m Dubai Sheema Classic ahead of fast finishing Japanese mare Buena Vista.

Published: Mon 29 Mar 2010, 12:58 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 5:26 AM

Defending Anthem under Ahmed Ajtebi started public favourite but was far from convincing. He finished less than four lengths off the pace sixth just behind Godolphin raider Cavalryman under Frankie Dettori.

Ajtebi said: “This horse has been away from the track for quite a long time, but he did nothing wrong since he needed the race.”

Race Six: Dubai Duty Free Thoroughbreds Group-1 1800m (a 9f) sponsored by Dubai Duty Free. Purse: US$ 5m

1. Al Shemali (Ali Rashid Al Raihe) Royston Ffrench. 2. Bankable (Herman Brown) Kevin Shea 3. Imbongi (Mike de Kock) Christophe Soumillon

Time: 1.50.84 Distances: 1.5L/ 3.25L

Race Seven: 8.35pm Dubai Sheema Classic Thoroughbreds Group-1n2410m (a 12f) sponsored by China Guangsha. Purse: $5m.

1. Dar Re Me (John Gosden) William Buick 2. Buena Vista (H Matsuda) Olivier peslier 3. Spanish Moon (Sir Michael Stout) Ryan Moore.


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