GUNDOGDU gunned it out, gate to wire in the Longines Record Collection

Racing at Meydan – 21 November 2019.

GUNDOGDU does it with aplomb, winning the Longines Record Collection handicap under Xavier Ziani for trainer Salem Ghadayer. He gunned it out, gate to wire. Favourite TRADESMAN a hard-trying third under 3.5kgs more.

Having shot out of the starting stalls under Xavier Ziani, Gundogdu seemed to be allowed an uncontested lead in the 1900m handicap, the Longines Record Collection, before scampering clear at the top of the straight. Eventual third and market favourite Tradesman was one who tried to go after him, but he was denied second close home by Cachao, with Quartier Francais running on from far back to claim fourth. Owned by Hamad Rashed bin Ghadayer and in the care of Salem bin Ghadayer, the 4-year-old gelding was winning for a third time.

Ziani said: “The horse really enjoys those tactics and it makes my job easier when he breaks so well and travels so strongly because he can quicken.”

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