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Meydan

  • 15:05 Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Emirates NBD 5f

  • (Group 1) (Turf) 3,662,577 added 3yo+ 16 ran
  • Winner 2,095,363 2nd 792,583 3rd 393,727 4th 180,198
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:05:48

Red-hot favourite Shea Shea was a ready winner of the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan

Last Updated: 31/03/13 8:57am

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Christophe Soumillon celebrates as Shea Shea wins

Christophe Soumillon celebrates as Shea Shea wins

Red-hot favourite Shea Shea was a ready winner of the Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored By Emirates NBD at Meydan.

The six year old South African challenger was sent off a short-priced favourite to win the five furlong Group One dash on the turf course and didn't disappoint his supporters.

The field were spread across the track with Hong Kong challengers Eagle Regiment to the fore on the inside of the track and Joy And Fun cutting out the pace in the centre.

However, it was Mike De Kock's charge, challenging under the grandstand rail under Christophe Soumillon, who proved strongest of all to win going away.

Joy And Fun held on for second and Eagle Regiment third with Sole Power just missing out on the places in fourth.

De Kock, bagging his second winner of the night, revealed the winner will be aimed at the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Asked about a possible clash with Black Caviar at the Royal meeting, Soumillon said: "You never know, I hope that if we did we could beat Black Caviar and we will certainly try."

De Kock added: "I don't know about making statements like that, I think Christophe was speaking with his tongue in cheek. We will send him over for the King's Stand at Ascot.

"Tonight is great for South African breeding with two winners, it's a great way to showcase our talents."

Lynam said of Sole Power: "He's run very well and we are very proud of him. He'll go to Haydock for the Temple and then the King's Stand."

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