J J The Jet Plane Lands Al Quoz Sprint

J J The Jet Plane overcame an extremely troubled path to land the Group 2 Al Quoz Sprint, the opening race of the Dubai World Cup meeting, in a thrilling four-way finish.

Getting blocked in his run on multiple occasions, jockey Bernard Fayd'herbe found several dead ends before finally getting a gap inside the last furlong and rallying to get up close home.


The race was run in poor visibility with a fog hanging over the course. Trainer Lucky Houdalakis said: "The first I saw of him he was going sideways and he got bumped several times. I didn't know he was going to get up until the last 70 metres."


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