Quip Set For UAE Debut in Firebreak Stakes For Doug Watson
Multiple winning American import Quip will be another horse making his UAE debut in the Gr.3 Firebreak Stakes for trainer Doug Watson in the orange and black colours of owner Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi.
The Tampa Bay Derby winner-Quip arrived in Dubai in mid-December. Stablemate Muntazah, last year’s winner of the Firebreak for HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, appears the horse to beat in the race.
The 7yo son of Distorted Humor will start alongside another Watson pupil, Thegreatcollection, a reliable late-running sort who appears to be punching above his weight, but always comes out swinging late in the race.
Watson also touched on multiple winner Switzerland, who makes his Red Stables bow in the same silks as Quip in the 1200m dirt handicap on Thursday. The son of Speightstown was last seen failing to hit the board in the Gr.1 Dubai Golden Shaheen.