Dubai Warrior Among Five In Saturday's Betway Quebec Stakes


19 December 2019

Dubai Warrior (Robert Havlin) was among the leading fancies for this year's Investec Derby after making a sparkling winning debut on the All-Weather at Chelmsford City last November, but was forced to miss the first half of 2019 with a hoof injury. 
The Dansili colt made a successful comeback in a mile novice race at Kempton Park in August and has continued his good record on the All-Weather with two excellent efforts in 10-furlong handicaps at Chelmsford City - he went down by a neck to Desert Fire in early September and posted a decisive victory last time out November 7. 
Dubai Warrior's only disappointing performance came on turf in the G3 Prix du Prince d'Orange at Longchamp on September 21, when he finished seventh. 
Gosden's other runner Court House (Kieran O'Neill) chased home stablemate Wissahickon in the G3 Betway Winter Derby over the course and distance in February. The four-year-old has not raced since finishing sixth in the £200,000 Betway Easter Classic at Lingfield Park on All-Weather Championship Finals Day, Good Friday. 
Dalgarno (Adam Kirby) has already qualified for this season's Betway Easter Classic after flashing home to land the Listed Prix Lyphard, a Fast-Track Qualifier over nine and a half furlongs at Deauville, France, on November 28. 
That was only his fourth start for Jane Chapple-Hyam, having previously been trained in France by Nicolas Clement. 
Chapple-Hyam said today: "Dalgarno is in good order. 
"We were delighted with his performance at Deauville and it is great that he has already qualified for Finals Day. 
"Saturday is a good opportunity to test him around Lingfield, as I am keen to see if he will handle the track, and we will run here before deciding whether he runs again before Finals Day." 
Victory Bond (William Haggas/James Doyle) was crowned All-Weather Horse of the Year in 2018, thanks mainly to his gutsy success in the Betway Easter Classic on Finals Day. The six-year-old returned to winnings ways in a class two handicap over the course and distance on December 4, in which Kasbaan (Mick Appleby/Alistair Rawlinson) was third. 

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