Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship European Breeders Fund Handicap (60-100) 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 17 runners)
- Winner €15,925 2nd €4,656 3rd €2,205 4th €736
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 26.50s
- Off time: 19:10:40
|3rd||5 Call Me Bubbles||5/2f|
Ozeta (FR) 76
|5||140 10-0 t||N Madden||S A Gray (5)||95||25/1|
|5||136 9-10||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||91||9/2|
Majestic Concorde (IRE) 14
|10||133 9-7||D K Weld||L F Roche (3)||88||25/1|
Call Me Bubbles (FR) 33
|4||130 9-4 t||W P Mullins||P J Smullen||85||5/2f|
|6||130 9-4||C Byrnes||F M Berry||85||7/1|
Admiral Barry (IRE) 14
|8||126 9-0 p||E Griffin||R P Whelan (3)||81||12/1|
Kharezi (IRE) 162
|4||125 8-13||J C McConnell||S Foley||80||20/1|
Shop Dj (IRE) 8
|8||123 8-11 t||Peter Fahey||M C Hussey||78||12/1|
Silk Hall (UAE) 8
|8||123 8-11||J J Lambe||T P O'Shea||78||20/1|
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 22
|8||123 8-11 b||Mrs J Harrington||C J Elliott (10)||78||14/1|
Tiger At Heart (IRE) 15
|4||123 8-11 h||J S Bolger||K J Manning||78||8/1|
Tugboat (IRE) 75
|5||117 8-5||E J O'Grady||N G McCullagh||72||25/1|
Green Dragon (FR) 23
|4||116 8-4||A J Martin||W M Lordan||71||9/2|
Zemario (IRE) 18
|7||116 8-4||J G Murphy||C P Hoban (3)||70||20/1|
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 18
|4||116 8-4 p||P J Rothwell||I J Brennan (3)||68||25/1|
Head Waiter (IRE) 47
|10||116 8-4||Miss C Simpson||C R King (7)||66||20/1|
Won In The Dark (IRE) 19
|9||116 8-4||Miss S J Harty||R P Cleary||66||16/1|
||8||910 b||N Meade||R Dawson||91||NR|
||11||810||A Oliver||C D Hayes||77||NR|
Captain Cee Bee (IRE)
||11||9-6||E P Harty||F M Berry||6/1|
Call Me Bubbles is fit from racing and winning over hurdles. He's scored twice on the Flat before but is an unknown when it comes to fast ground. Last year's Cesarewitch winner, Domination, makes more appeal though he's been below par in a couple of starts so far this term. Abou Ben is progressing well and beat Admiral Barry over 2m at Limerick recently while Tiger At Heart and Ozeta may improve tackling today's longer trip on the Flat for the first time but JUSTIFICATION deserves another chance. He ran nowhere near his best behind Well Sharp in last week's Ascot Stakes but a repeat of his earlier effort when only beaten four lengths in the Chester Cup should see him go close in this.
Fully Funded (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Chased clear leaders, pushed along in rear over 4f out and no extra, trailing in straight, 6th of 7, 35l behind Pale Mimosa (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gf.
Abou Ben (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Keen hold, soon chased leaders, improved to be on terms from 3f out, led from 2f out, strongly pressed from over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to hold on at the finish, won at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 sft beating Clara Bel La (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Domination 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, ridden along on outer and no impression in 9th entering straight, no extra, last of 12, 19l behind Cul Baire (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf.
Takeyourcapoff (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Chased leaders in 6th, ridden in 7th entering straight and soon no impression, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 12l behind Cul Baire (9-6) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gf.
Call Me Bubbles (FR) 9-2fav (8-3) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden to challenge 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 14, nk behind I Have A Dream (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Sep.
Justification 15-2 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 13th of 19, 19l behind Well Sharp (9-10) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Shop Dj (IRE) 5-2 (10-4) Rear of mid-division and 7th halfway, ridden along in 8th approaching straight, went 4th under pressure over 1f out and kept on same pace to go 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Caim Hill (10-13) at Limerick 2m am stks (4yo+) gd.
Tugboat (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 14th of 15, 23l behind Head Waiter (8-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 sft in Apr.
Head Waiter (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Dwelt, soon mid-division, wide and progress straight, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong to lead closing stages, won at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp 47-75 sft in Apr beating Rawnaq (9-3) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Zemario (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Prominent, ridden and disputed lead 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra, 6th of 14, 6l behind Atmospheric High (9-8) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol in Dec.
Tiger At Heart (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, kept wide straight, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Rawnaq (9-1) at Navan 1m 5f app hcp 50-85.
Green Dragon (FR) (9-1) 3rd of 9, 11l behind Doukhan (9-1) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f 3yo clm hvy in Nov.
Admiral Barry (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Soon chased leaders, 5th into straight, 4th 2f out, went 3rd under pressure and kept on without getting to 1st 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Abou Ben (8-8) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 sft.
Won In The Dark (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Waited with towards rear, headway approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 20l behind Rebel Fitz (9-10) at Clonmel 2m mdn stks sft in May '12.
Kharezi (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m 4f mdn stks pol in Jan beating Busted Tycoon (9-0) by 5l, 13 ran.
Majestic Concorde (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Waited with towards rear, struggling to get there from over 5f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 28l behind Abou Ben (8-8) at Limerick 2m hcp 60-90 sft.
Silk Hall (UAE) 14-1 (10-12) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 17th of 20, 35l behind Fosters Cross (10-1) at Galway 2m am hcp 70-100 gd in Jul '11.
Faanan Aldaar (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Moo Sahara (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol in Oct.
Ozeta (FR) 4-1 (10-0) Mid-division, moderate 6th halfway, ridden and dropped to rear 4f out, weakened entering straight, eased 1f out, last of 10, well behind Justification (9-2) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp sft in Apr.