Discovery Island Back To His Best In Burj Nahar At Meydan

Discovery Island (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) bounced back to his best on Super Saturday at Meydan by finishing with a flourish under James Doyle to take the G3 Burj Nahaar.
In doing so, Discovery Island ensured his place in the Godolphin Mile on World Cup night for trainer Bhupat Seemar, who ran four horses in Saturday’s race.
But it was Discovery Island who did best for the stable. On The Warpath (GB) (Declaration Of War) got to the lead early but couldn’t sustain it and Discovery Island, who benefited from a typically-cool Doyle ride, delivered a winning challenge inside the last furlong to win going away at the line.
Seemar said, “He’s a very talented horse and, to be honest, we were thinking of running him in the Group 1–the Al Maktoum Challenge–because he stays well. Connections, I think they were right, because they had two horses and they kept Bendoog (Gun Runner) for the other race.”
The trainer added, “He just makes it hard for himself–he’s a little bit slow out of the gate and, with a big field he gets kickback, but James gave him a great ride and moved him out and he finished.”
Discovery Island led home a one-three in the race for Seemar, with Royal Mews (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) back in third. Raaeb (Ire) (Raven’s Pass) finished second.

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