Surfer wins the inaugural running of the listed Dubai Creek Mile at Meydan. The son of Distorted Humor has always been a very consistent horse over the years racing on Meydan's then tapeta surface, but today came the question of how Surfer would handle conventional dirt for the 1st time in his career and he responded with a 1/2 length win over Ennobled Friend. Having finished 3rd back in March behind Prince Bishop & Sanshaawes in the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 3, coupled with his now proving he can also win on conventional dirt, Surfer could prove to be a tough competitor in any of this year's rounds of the Al Maktoum Challenge he might turn up in.
My picks: 1st-Ottoman Empire 2nd-Storm Belt 3rd-Cooptado 4th-Zain Shamardal.
My picks: 1st-Le Bernardin 2nd-Haatheq 3rd-Surfer 4th-Grand Salute.
My picks: 1st-The Taj 2nd-Nawwaar 3rd-Conveyance 4th-Mushir
Haven't heard a definite decision yet as to whether he'll be retired or not, but it wouldn't surprise me if they did. He's traveled all over Europe and the world and ran in about every major sprint and and mile race there is on turf.
As far as I know right now Esoterique will be racing again next season. Andre Fabre's gotten her to perform really well in some big races this season. I like this filly a lot too.
From RacingPost.Com: Jockey Jamie Spencer, who was set to retire from the saddle and take up a management role with Qatar Racing Ltd. after a final ride last night on Trade Storm in the G1 Hong Kong Mile has done a "retirement u-turn" and decided to continue his riding career. Personally, I didn't think it was that difficult to see that coming with Spencer still being a reasonably young 34 years old.
After his win in last night's G1 Hong Kong Cup, trainer John Moore said the connections of Designs On Rome intend to send him to Meydan in March to run in the G1 Dubai World Cup. Moore also said he's very keen on talking the connections of Able Friend into sending him over also to run in the G1 Dubai Duty Free.
Designs On Rome comes from way back to nail Military Attack by a nose on the wire and win the G1 Hong Kong Cup.
Short priced favorite, Able Friend, demolishes the G1 Hong Kong Mile field even easier and by a bigger margin than he won the G2 Jockey Club Mile last month. A big time impressive performance by Able Friend. He was MUCH the best.
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