Presvis lands Dubai Duty Free

racingpost.co.uk, 26 Mar 2011
Presvis winning Dubai Duty Free

PRESVIS made it third time lucky when he landed the Dubai Duty Free at Meydan on Saturday.

Second to Gladiatorus at Nad Al Sheba two years ago and 11th of 16 in the Duty Free last year, Presvis made amends in thrilling fashion under Moore, who was at his brilliant best on the seven-year-old.

The pair, in customary fashion, were slowly away, but Moore began to get busy in the straight, spying the gaps with clinical precision.

Once they hit the front, Presvis and Moore were challenged by the Mike de Kock-trained River Jetez, although he was unable to get on top under Bernard Fayd'herbe.

"Fantastic" was how Cumani, who trains Presvis for Leonidas Marinopoulos, described the race.

"It was a great ride, a very brave ride, as Ryan [Moore] always does. I love the horse so much."

Presvis has taken in the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup at Sha Tin after his last two Duty Free runs - winning in 2009 and finishing fifth last year - and will head there again, although his partnership with Moore might be broken.

"Hong Kong next, but they've moved the race to May 1 and it clashes with the Guineas, so I don't know who will ride," Cumani added.

Moore, who will worry about that situation in a "months' time", added: "He's very talented and deserved that. Luca said he'd improved from last time and it's great to win a couple of big ones on him.

"They went quick enough early and then steadied. When we got there he had to work hard and has probably worked harder than he's had to before."

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