Valedictum finishes sixth in Dubai Group 2

Evergreen gelding Valedictum finished a credible sixth in the hotly contested Group 2 Jebel Hatta at Nad Al Sheba early this morning.

Rider Ted Durcan settled Valedictum well back in the US$250,000 feature before weaving a passage through the field to hit the line strongly and finish in the prizemoney.

The race was won by Hong Kong Cup runner-up Balius ahead of South African trio Jay Peg, Russian Sage and Imbongi, while Japanese star Vodka finished an luckless fifth.

“He ran really well given the class and distance rise. He has picked up a cheque again, which is all we can ask of him when he races against such a world class field,” trainer Danny O’Brien said.

To view the race thanks to Dubai Racing Club click here and select Race 8

Photo by Bruno Cannatelli, to view Bruno’s website click here

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