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  • 14:35 Dubai Duty Free Spring Cup 1m

  • (heritage Handicap) (str) £40,000 added 4yo+ 23 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 42.01s
  • Off time: 14:43:16

Et Flies Home In Spring Cup

Last Updated: 18/04/09 3:10pm

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Extraterrestrial, runner-up in the Spring Mile at Doncaster, has started the new campaign in fine form and caused a 20-1 surprise in the Dubai Duty Free Spring Cup.

The one-mile handicap appeared as competitive as ever on paper, and developed into an exciting finale with plenty in contention inside the final furlong.

Top apprentice Frederik Tylicki kept his head to steer Extraterrestrial into space, clinging on by three-quarters of a length from 40-1 shot Arabian Spirit.

Trainer Richard Fahey missed the win due a wedding engagement, but was represented by Craig Lidster, who said: "We knew he was well in himself and he has been running well too.

"We thought there was a big one in him eventually and he was beaten by the draw last time at Kempton.

"We have always had faith in him and the horse has had his luck today."

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