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Meydan

  • 16:00 Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Emirates NBD 5f

  • (Group 1) (Turf) 3,658,063 added 3yo+ 15 ran
  • Winner 2,092,780 2nd 791,606 3rd 393,243 4th 179,977
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:02:01

Ortensia lands Al Quoz sprint

Australian raider stroms home for victory

Last Updated: 31/03/12 7:14pm

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Ortensia returns in triumph in Dubai

Ortensia returns in triumph in Dubai

The Craig Williams-ridden Ortensia stayed on from off the pace to pip Sole Power in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan.

Paul Messara's filly didn't travel that well in the early stages but she picked up very nicely towards the outer to hit the front in the final 50 yards and win going away in a record time.

Edward Lynam's Irish challenger Sole Power ran a fine race in second spot under Johnny Murtagh having travelled well throughout, with Joy And Fun back in third on the inner.

Robert Cowell's Monsieur Joe ran a career-best in fourth position.

Sole Power's jockey Johnny Murtagh said: "I thought I had it when my horse quickened but then the filly came flying by."

Brett Doyle, on Joy And Fun, said: "I sat back at the gates and missed the start. Otherwise I would have been second."

Pat Cosgrave, who was fourth on Robert Cowell's Monsieur Joe after being up with the pace throughout, said: "I was drawn on the inside which I think they watered a little more than the rest of the track.

"I'm not making excuses, though. This horse has done the team proud."

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