Newmarket July 6th

Track: Good

The President of the UAE International Challenge Derby (Group 1):
1. Makfoul Du Breuil P Van De Keere
2. Nickel Al Maury R Hills
3. Dormah De Brugere Mr. P Deymonaz

Distances: 1, 3 6 ran Time: 02:15:25

Winner owned by Landgoed Waterland (NL). Trained by Miss. K Van Den Bos (NL).

A decent Derby run at a blistering pace with Djabra’il the French raider taking them along at a decent clip after jumping out smartly from the stalls, with Shafaq and Nickel Al Maury prominent and Makfoul Du Breil covered up. At the three furlong marker Makfoul Du Breil the raider from the Netherlands took up the running and started to pull clear of Nickel Al Maury and Dormah De Brugere, but he was made to knuckle down in the final furlong and scored by a comfortable length at the line. This fine effort from Makfoul Du Breuil (Tidjani X Basta) was impressive and he is to be feared should he line up in the Dubai Stakes on the 18th. Nickel Al Maury (Dormane X Nausicaa Al Maury) aquitted himself well in second and battled on well on the final furlong but looks held by the winner on this running and was perhaps a shade disappointing. Dormah De Brugere (Dormane X Ballade Folle) did little to help her cause by breaking slowly from the stalls, however, she made up ground and went second two furlongs out before being tapped for toe in the final furlong, this was another solid effort from this game filly and she has clearly trained on and has every chance of landing her first Group 1 win in the Hatta Mares Stakes on Dubai Day.


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