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Easy G1 win for Benbatl in Germany


Benbatl was the impressive winner of the G1 Grosser Dallmayr Preis over 10 furlongs at Munich, Germany on Sunday, 29 July.

It was the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Dubawi colt’s second G1 victory of 2018, as he triumphed similarly easily in the G1 Dubai Turf at Meydan, UAE, on 31 March.

The four-year-old made all the running under Oisin Murphy to win the Grosser Dallmayr Preis in great style, beating Stormy Antarctic by two and three quarter lengths eased down in 2m 6.78s on good ground.

Saeed bin Suroor commented: “Benbatl has won very well.

“He made all the running and the pace suited him as he was still on the bridle with two furlongs to go.

“He has run on well to win his second G1 of the year.

“I am very pleased with him and we will now look at the various options which include the Juddmonte International (G1, York, August 22), the Irish Champion Stakes (G1, Leopardstown, September 15) and going to Australia (for the Cox Plate – G1, October 27).

“I will talk to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.”