Dar Re Mi (nearside): delighted John Gosden with third win at top levelPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Buick gets fine tune out of Dar Re Mi in Sheema
Report: Dubai, Saturday
Meydan: Dubai Sheema Classic (Group 1) 1m4f, turf, 4yo+
WILLIAM BUICK made a dream start to his partnership with John Gosden as he gave Dar Re Mi a well-judged ride to land the Group 1 Dubai Sheema Classic.
Buick had the mare settled in fifth position from the off in the 1m4f contest as Presious Passion made sure they went a good gallop.
As the long-time leader folded turning for home, Buick was sat in a perfect position on board the Lord Lloyd-Webber-owned runner, swooping wide around the bend before makinghis move in the two furlongs from home and picking off Cavalryman racing into the final furlong.
Ryan Moore had tracked Buick throughout on board the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Spanish Moon and looked like makinga fist of it down the straight, but that one proved no match for the winner and was collared by the fast-finishing Buena Vista late on.
Gosden was full of praise for his new jockey and also delighted to see Dar Re Mi post a third win at the top level.
He said: "She has come out of a very cold winter so it was remarkable to come to her best so soon.
"She was given a beautiful ride by William Buick. He knows what he is doing and he has a lot of brains which not a lot of jockeys have."
Buick added: “When I saw her earlier this month it looked as though she had spent the winter in California, not freezing cold England.
"In the race itself she just kept getting better and better, and found an extra gear in the stretch.”
Ryan Moore looked particularly disappointed that he had failed by less than a length on Spanish Moon to deliver the US$3 million first prize to owner Khalid Abdulla and trainer Sir Michael Stoute, and he said: “This horse always does his best, he’s just found two horses too strong on the night.”