Ghostzapper's United Color Takes the Dubawi S.
, $150,000, 3yo/up, 1200m(AWT), 1:11.75, ft.
1--UNITED COLOR, 125, h, 5, Ghostzapper–Silk Candy, by Langfuhr.
(10,000 yrl ‘10 KEESEP). O-Sheikh
Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. B-Adena Springs. T-
Dhruba Selvaratnam. $90,000. Lifetime Record:
GSW-Ity, 24-10-2-8, $396,139.
2–Russian Soul (Ire)
, 128, g, 6, Invincible Spirit (Ire)–
Russian Hill (GB), by Indian Ridge. (€1,500 HRA ‘12
ARQFEB). O-Mrs. Antoinette Kavanagh. $30,000.
, 125, h, 5, Iffraaj (GB)–Muffled, by
Mizaaya (GB). (80,000gns yrl ‘10 TATOCT).
O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. $15,000.
Margins: NK, 1 1/4, HF.
Also Ran: Balmont Mast (Ire), Kavanagh (SAf), Krypton Factor (GB), Reynaldothewizard, Farmleigh House (Ire), Hitchens (Ire). VIDEO.
United Color stamped himself as a sprinter to watch at the Dubai World Cup Carnival with this victory. United Color started his career in Italy, and registered a career high when winning the G3 Premio Tudini at the Capannelle in May 2012. Relocated to Dubai thereafter, the bay registered a trio of on-the-board finishes in his first UAE season last year before taking out a handicap over this track-and-trip last February. He finished fifth, beaten just 1 3/4 lengths, behind Reynaldothewizard in the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen Mar. 30, and resumed from a nine month rest with a second place finish in a Jebel Ali conditions event Dec. 27. Stalking the pace while wide down the backstretch, United Color cruised up to join the leaders at the quarter pole and held off a late charge from Russian Soul (Ire).
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