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G3 third for Al Dabaran in Bahrain Trophy


Al Dabaran produced another battling effort in Pattern company when coming home third in the G3 Bahrain Trophy over a mile and five furlongs at Newmarket, UK, on Thursday, 9 July.

The Dubawi colt, who filled the same position on his three-year-old return in the G2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot, was slow leaving the stalls and soon raced in fifth of the six runners under William Buick.

Al Dabaran stayed on up the inside rail to hold every chance passing the two-furlong marker and galloped out resolutely after being outpaced by Al Aasy and Dawn Rising inside the final furlong, going down by three and a half lengths in total.

His trainer Charlie Appleby said: “Al Dabaran has run another decent race. This looks to be his trip and hopefully we can find a nice contest to get his head in front.”