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Xtension lands BMW Champions Mile; Musir third, Presvis sixth

John Moore trainee Xtension took the BMW Champions Mile (G1) at Sha Tin on Monday in a slowly-run race that may have dulled the late kick of Dubai Duty Free (G1) winner Presvis.  Musir was beaten just a half-length in third.  Read more about the race from Racing Post.

3 comments

  1. A much deserved win for Xtension in the G1 Champions Mile in Hong Kong. Xtension’s a tremendously talented colt that’s run really big races in the Coventry Stakes, Vintage Stakes, Dewhurst Stakes, English 2000 Guineas, Irish 2000 Guineas, Prix Jean-Prat, Prix Eugene Adam, Hong Kong Classic Cup, and the Hong Kong Derby. But prior to his win in the Champions Mile, Xtension’s only career stakes win had come in the G2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood in 2009. But he had hit the board in the Coventry Stakes, Dewhurst Stakes, English 2000 Guineas, Prix Jean-Prat, and the Hong Kong Derby. His only career out of money finishes have been a 5th in the 2009 Irish 2000 Guineas. A 4th in the 2010 Prix Eugene Adam. And a 4th in the 2011 Hong Kong Classic Cup. A really remarkable record considering how tough all of those races are. Xtension now hold’s an entry to return to the UK from Hong Kong in June for the G1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal-Ascot. Which could boast the likes of Goldikova, Canford Cliffs, and Dick Turpin all three this year? I hope Xtension returns to Ascot for the Queen Anne Stakes. I think he’s much improved horse now from the very good horse that ran so many good races in Europe earlier in his career. JMO.

  2. I have to also say that I was quite impressed with how well Musir ran in the Champions Mile. It was my first time ever seeing Musir on any surface other than the Meydan tapeta over the past 2 Dubai Carnivals. I thought Musir looked awfully good on the turf at Sha Tin. Ran a great race to finish 3rd in the Champions Mile!!

  3. Well said!!! Musir is a truly genuine world class horse. Just remember he missed out one year of competition. He runs well on grass which proves his mettle. The pace was too slow for him again as he is much of a 1800m-2000m horse than a genuine miler. I believe if he goes for the Singapore Airlines International Cup he will murder them even if Xtension will be in for a shot. Musir carries so much class, you can sense that when he runs!

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