Barney Roy barnstorms back to form

Meydan's G2 Al Rashidiya saw Barney Roy emerge from his long holidays with a storming finish.

BARNEY ROY after winning Al Rashidiya.
BARNEY ROY after winning Al Rashidiya. Picture: Dubai Racing Club

Under William Buick the Appleby-trained Barney Roy had been off the tracks since June but showed himself to be in top form winning the 1800m turf race, a prelude to the Dubai Turf on World Cup night.  Dream Castle was 2 ¼ lengths away and his stablemate Mountain Hunter a 6 ¼ lengths back with early leader Loxley in fourth.

Al Sindagaha Sprint G3 saw Gladiator King, a son of Curlin, win by a length from Doug O'Neill's Truck Salesman who was a bit of a roughie.  Ibn Malik was third in a similar margin with favourite Drafted only a nose away but fourth.

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