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2015 Dubai Turf Results

Date: 03/28/2015

The $6 million Dubai Turf (G1) is an 1800-meter (about 1 1/8 mile) trip around one turn of the turf course at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. A field of 10 older horses went to post, with Irish Champion (G1) winner The Grey Gatsby sent off as the 3-2 favorite. In to challenge him included 9-4 second choice Solow, winner of 4 straight including the Prix Daniel Wildenstein (G2), and 9-1 third choice Cladocera, winner of the Balanchine (G2).

Solow draws off in the stretch

10-1 Euro Charline and 50-1 Limario dueled for the early lead down the long backstretch through fractions of 26.11, 49.38, and 1:13.54 over the good going. At the 3/16 pole, Solow, who settled in midpack 5th early, swept to the lead through 1 mie in 1:36.68. The Grey Gatsby put in a rally of his own to no avail as Solow drew off to win by 4 1/4 lengths in 1:46.76. It was another 3/4 length back to 14-1 Mshawish third.

Results Chart for the race from Emirates Racing Authority which includes a link to the video replay. Results for US wagering:

7th RACE MEYDAN - Dubai Turf (Group 1) 10 Solow $5.60 $2.40 - 6 The Grey Gatsby - $2.60 - 3 Mshawish - $3.80 - Running time - 1:47:76 $1.00 EXACTA 10-6 $9.40 $1.00 TRIFECTA 10-6-3 $54.60 $1.00 SUPERFECTA 10-6-3-1 $183.40

Left: Solow in the winner's enclosure. Winning trainer Freddy Head said, "He is a very good horse. But this was a big test, as it was his first Group 1 race. But I couldn't have had him better and he showed what a good horse he is. Maxime rode him perfectly, very quiet, very cool. This is my first winner in Dubai, it's fabulous. He is one of the best I have trained."

Right: Solow heads out for the post parade. Winning jockey Maxime Guyon said, "Good horses make this job easy. This is my first Group 1 in Dubai so this win is an honour. I had a great race. Before the race we didn't know if there was pace or not, so the trainer told me if there is no one to go in front, you can go in front. But we went fast and I got a good position and he really had a great turn of foot and won very easily tonight."

Left: Second place finisher The Grey Gatsby warms up before the race. Trainer Kevin Ryan said, "I was delighted with him. The winner has won well but my horse has run a good race and hell come on for it. Id say we could go on to the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh now, and hopefully then Royal Ascot."

Right: Third place finisher Mshawish in the walking ring before the race. Jockey Frankie Dettori said, "It was a good race. He was a bit fresh, as you know he had three days in the box with a sore foot. He ran on a good third and I'm delighted. Would he have been closer hadn't he been in the box? Yes, second, but I don't think we would have caught the winner."

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