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Al Bastakiya Second For Emirates Flyer
Emirates Flyer finished a clear second in the Listed Al Bastakiya Sponsored By Emirates Skywards at Meydan, Dubai, on Super Saturday, March 8.
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained colt, stepping up to nine and a half furlongs for the first time in the Tapeta contest, broke smartly and was covered up in sixth of the 10 runners by Mickael Barzalona after the first furlong.
He moved up around the field turning for home and quickened to take second passing the two-furlong pole but could not press Asmar for the lead in the closing stages.
Emirates Flyer kept on at the same pace to go down by six lengths to Asmar, who won in 1m 59.56s, with a further three and a half lengths back to Najm Suhail in third.
Saeed bin Suroor said: "Emirates Flyer ran well, although the pace was too slow for him early on.
"We will discuss where to go next but there are no plans for him at the moment."