FIRST CITY got up in the final strides to thwart odds-on chance Mahbooba
and score on her first start for trainer Ali Rashid Al Raihe.
with David Simcock, the six-year-old had shown a good level of form
last season, especially when third in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes, and
Royston Ffrench overturned the favourite after a battle lasting over a