Doug Watson landed the late double on Thursday at Meydan, as Famous Warrior (pictured below) took the featured handicap while Profondo Rosso got his first UAE victory in the finale, keying a sixth race tricast as Karma Chameleon and Masaalek grabbed second and third. The wins gave Watson his third and fourth tallies of the campaign.
Satish Seemar took a narrow lead in the trainer premiership when Surfer landed his first career win. Last season in Dubai, the son of Distorted Humor was highly competitive amongst the top sophomore ranks, getting second in the Al Bastakiya (Listed) behind Mickdaam, and frequently suffered from incredibly wide trips. ”That is a big relief for all of us as it is always a worry when a horse is expected to win but he did it nicely. He ran some great races last season and will go to the Dubai World Cup Carnival on a high,” said Seemar.
Racing resumes in the UAE on Saturday with a maiden-laden card at Sharjah.