DUBAI Dizzy, most disappointing when trailing in over 12 lengths adrift of the winner in a 1900m race on July Day, made amends in a MR78 Handicap over 1300m at Greyville on Saturday, plugging away gamely to beat Pinot Noir by three quarters of a length.
The two-year-old colt by Dubawi was fitted with blinkers for this contest and it made a world of difference – he got into a handy position early, turned for home well-placed and kicked on under powerful urgings from Felix Coetzee.
Dubai Dizzy drifted from 5-2 to 5-1 this time, following his defeat at 7-10 on July Day, and Mike de Kock commented: “There was a mine on Dubai Dizzy last time but not a cent on, today. He’s a colty horse and the blinkers helped. Felix rode a helluva race, I never thought they would get to there, he couldn’t go with them over 1900m last time. Just shows you, that’s racing.”
Coetzee said: “Dubai Dizzy was very quiet behind the pens so I warmed him up, trotted him around. He sweated up in the gates and jumped well, we got up to win!”
Dubai Dizzy is owed by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. He’s won two of three starts and is likely to show more improvement during his beckoning three-year-old career.