Imbongi - Dubai Duty Free 2010
Imbongi - Dubai Duty Free 2010

Imbongi - Dubai Duty Free 2010

(Image : Summerhill Stud)

AL SHAFAR GROUP

Jebel Ali, Dirt, 1200m

31 December 2010

The New Year’s Eve programme at Jebel Ali in Dubai has attracted South African campaigner Imbongi (By Russian Revival out of the Foveros mare Garden Verse), who makes an early reappearance as he prepares for the start of the Dubai International Racing Carnival in a few weeks time.

Soon to turn seven, the Summerhill Stud-bred chestnut had a very successful Carnival in 2010; winning the Zabeel Mile (Gr2), finishing a thrilling second in the Al Fahidi Fort (Gr3), placing third in the Dubai Duty Free Stakes (Gr1) and securing overall Carnival top earnings.

Trainer Mike de Kock, who will also saddle Hunting Tower (By Fort Wood) in the 1200-meter test on dirt, said, “They will both come on for the run but need to get back on the track. Hunting Tower did not fire last season, but Imbongi was a real star. He spent the summer here and should run well as he is fresh and happy.”

Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum in partnership, Imbongi will be piloted today by Kevin Shea.

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News

FINAL FIELD

#

Horse

Kg

HR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

IMBONGI (SAF)

59.5

113

5

K Shea

Mike de Kock

2

MANNJAL (USA)

58.5

105

11

W Buick

Dhruba Selvaratnam

3

TERRIFIC CHALLENGE (USA)

58.5

106

10

R Mullen

Satish Seemar

4

ALSADEEK (IRE)

57.5

102

3

P Dobbs

Doug Watson

5

HAPPY DUBAI (IRE)

57.5

102

9

R Ffrench

Ali Rashid Al Raihe

6

CAPTAIN RIO (USA)

56.0

87

2

H Bently (3.0)

Satish Seemar

7

HAMMADI (IRE)

56.0

101

6

W Supple

Doug Watson

8

HUNTING TOWER (SAF)

56.0

108

8

P Cosgrave

Mike de Kock

9

LAW LORD (GB)

56.0

96

4

R Cleary

Dhruba Selvaratnam

10

MONTPELLIER (IRE)

56.0

102

1

A Ajtebi

Ali Rashid Al Raihe

11

NIZAA (USA)

56.0

63

7

E Yavuz

Rashed Bouresly

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