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  • 15:05 Dubai Duty Free Handicap1m 2f 6y

  • £75,000 added 3yo+ 19 ran
  • Winner £46,688 2nd £13,980 3rd £6,990 4th £3,495
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 2m 8.44s
  • Off time: 15:10:30

Taqleed takes home Duty Free

Gosden charge hits the heights

Last Updated: 17/09/11 4:43pm

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Taqleed fends off Naqshabban

Taqleed fends off Naqshabban

Taqleed (12-1) saw off Naqshabban in a tight finish to the Dubai Duty Free Handicap at Newbury.

The winner, trained by John Gosden, came with a surging run down the outside of the field and was persuaded by jockey Tadgh O'Shea to put his head in-front 50 yards from the line.

Runner-up Naqshabban (11-1) held every chance but just couldn't match the winner at the end of their protracted duel.

Gosden said: "I had him in the Leger until the last minute and he lost his way a bit in a dry spring.

"He likes the trip and doesn't have to be ridden like that - he came from last to first."

Mark Johnston's Master Of Arts stayed on well for third at 33-1, with First Post (40-1) filling the fourth and final place.

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