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Dandy Boy: trainer hopes quick run will offset the impact of climate change

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Dandy set for quick run to offset climate change

DAVID MARNANE is out to test a theory when he runs Dandy Boy on January 13 at Meydan in Dubai.

Marnane, who learnt his trade with Kiaran McLaughlin in Dubai, believes he can offset the huge changes in climate and surroundings the horses will face when travelling east by running them shortly after their arrival.

Dandy Boy and stablemate Separate Ways fly from London to Dubai on Saturday, with Dandy Boy running five days after his departure from Britain and Separate Ways set to race on January 20.

Marnane said: "A few people have been pretty successful when running them quickly off the plane so that's what we're going to do. We were pretty held up with the snow and they will come on for their first runs anyway."

In a bid to combat the bad weather that put his gallops out of action, Marnane trained Dandy Boy on a treadmill in preparation for his trip to Dubai.

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