Godolphin's two other runners in the race, Essence Of Dubai and Califet, were fifth and unplaced respectively. In the Group 3 Mahab al Shimaal, Conroy, a son of Gone West owned by Mohammed Al Jamali, led the six-furlong dash most of the way while racing outside while holding off French-bred Conflict by a neck.Team Valor, WinStar Farm and Sunmark Partners' Zimbabwe-bred filly Ipi Tombe, trained by South African Mike de Kock, won her sixth straight race in the Group 3 Jebel Hatta, a prep for the Dubai Duty Free. The 4-year-old daughter of Manshood impressively defeated Godolphin's Sights On Gold by 3 3/4 lengths. After her impressive win over males, she'll likely go favored in the $2-million Dubai Duty Free on Mar. 29.She's scheduled to go to Elliott Walden in Kentucky after that. Ipi Tombe is now 10 fo 12 lifetime.
Highest made a successful debut for Godolphin by taking the Group 3 Dubai City Of Gold over 12 furlongs on turf.
The 4-year-old Selkirk colt, who was purchased from Highclere Thoroughbred Racing at the end of last season, was settled towards the rear of the 12-horse field.
He gradually improved his position and Dettori sent him to the front two furlongs out. He won nicely by 3/4 length over Grand Ekinoks.
Inamorato will go for the UAE Derby after a convincing win in the Al Bastikiya at 1 1/8 mile on dirt.
The colt is unbeaten in two starts.Mugharreb finished second while Bin Suroor also saddled Equerry (John Carroll) to finish third.
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