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Richard Fahey's surface poser for Gabrial

Last Updated: 03/02/14 4:47pm

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Richard Fahey: Has his eyes on the prize in Dubai

Richard Fahey: Has his eyes on the prize in Dubai

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Richard Fahey is eyeing a slice of the huge prize-money on offer on Dubai World Cup night with his recent Meydan winner Gabrial.

The five-year-old secured the fifth and most lucrative victory of his career when coming from last to first in a valuable handicap on the Meydan turf last month, and Fahey is now considering a switch to the artificial Tapeta surface next week.

Fahey said: "He's in good shape and we're thinking we might try him on the Tapeta next time.

"There is a Group Three on the Tapeta on February 13 and there is a nine-furlong handicap on the grass on the same day, so we'll see which way we go.

"The plan would be to hopefully run him in World Cup night and as things stand the race for him would probably be the Godolphin Mile, which is on the Tapeta.

"Last year you had to be rated 115 to get in the Dubai Duty Free, so we've got some improving to do if we're going to get in that.

"I'm heading out to Dubai in a few days, so I'll have a chat with the handicapper out there and then try to plan a route.

"From day one, the horse has loved it in Dubai. He thinks it's the business! The prize-money is astronomical and that's the beauty of Dubai - you can run for life-changing money.

"The Godolphin Mile is worth a million dollars, the Duty Free is worth five million - it's unbelievable."

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