Back on track: Arc entry Dubai Warrior storms home on return to action
Arc entry Dubai Warrior made a bloodless return to the track after a 272-day absence at Kempton on Wednesday, powering clear to make it two wins from two starts.
The 4-11 favourite sweated up in the preliminaries but did not put a foot wrong in the race, finishing four and a half lengths clear of Muhaarar's Nephew under Robert Havlin, who struggled to pull him up.
Dubai Warrior had been touted as a genuine Derby prospect for John Gosden after his impressive Chelmsford debut but suffered a setback in the spring.
Out of Group 1 winner and South African star Mahbooba, Dubai Warrior is certainly bred for the job and is a brother to Group 3 winner Mootasadir.
The colt is a 50-1 shot for the Arc with bet365, while he also holds entries in the QEII and Champion Stakes at Ascot.
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