Jockey James Doyle and Cityscape after winning the Dubai Duty Free.
Dubai World Cup results
The $5 million Dubai Duty Free (G1) is an 1800-meter (about 1 1/8 mile) trip around one turn of the turf course at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Hong Kong invader Ambitious Dragon was sent off as the 9-5 favorite in the field of 15, off consecutive wins in the Stewards Cup (G1) and Hong Kong Gold Cup (G1). In to challenge him included 5-1 second choice Mutahadee, third in the Jebel Hatta (G1) last out, and 7-1 third choice Dark Shadow, second in both the Tenno Sho Autumn (G1) and Kyoto Kinen (G2).
Cityscape draws off in the stretch
7th RACE MEYDAN - DUBAI DUTY FREE (Group 1) 11 Cityscape (GB) $24.60 $6.60 - 10 Mutahadee (Ire) $3.80 - 13 City Style $9.40 - Running time - 1:48.65 $1.00 EXACTA 11-10 $99.10 $1.00 TRIFECTA 11-10-13 $1,654.00 $1.00 SUPERFECTA 11-10-13-15 $33,795.90
Right: The trophy presentation with Juddmonte's racing manager Lord Grimthorpe holding the big trophy.
Left: Cityscape in the walking ring. Winning jockey James Doyle said, "Early on when I settled in and got my position, I thought it would take some catching. When we turned into the straight, I couldn't believe the turn of foot he had. He kept finding more. It's amazing."
Right: Cityscape heads back to the barn with his new winner's blanket.
Left: Second place finisher Mutahadee in the walking ring before the race. Jockey Christophe Soumillon said, "In the straight I knew I was beaten because the winner just took off and left me behind. I could see how well he (the winner) was going and I knew he wasn't going to come back to me. He gave everything he had and I'm happy because maybe Master of Hounds will now have a better chance in the Dubai World Cup than I thought."
Right: Third place finisher City Style in the walking ring. Jockey Mick Barzalona said, "I'm really very happy. I didn't think there would be any pace in the race, but there was which suited us. When I asked him to quicken, he gave me everything and I'm really delighted with his performance."
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