Capezzano Will Make Season Start In Firebreak Stakes
Sultan Ali’s Group 1 winning Capezzano, will make his UAE season debut this week for the yard of Salem bin Ghadayer in the Gr.3 Firebreak Stakes.
The son of Bernardini defeated dual Dubai World Cup winner-Thunder Snow by 9½ lengths in the 2019 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3.
Bin Ghadayer trained-10YO Heavy Metal, the 2018 Godolphin Mile Gr.2 winner, looks to improve upon two lacklustre last-place performances this season in stakes company, while also looking to win his eighth race over this course and distance alongside the consistent Matterhorn, a Listed winner looking to transfer his solid all-weather form to the sandier Meydan dirt course on UAE debut.
All must go through course record-owning defending champ Muntazah, as well as a diverse cast of swift foes, including multiple Gr.2 winner Quip, multiple Gr.3 winner Secret Ambition and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile alumnus Ambassadorial.
Credit: Story curated from press release by Dubai Racing Club