BAROOT (GB) found himself in a weak Maiden field at Meydan on Saturday and won a good race over 1900m, described as such by the Dubai Racing Club:
“Ridden by Wayne Smith, Baroot was quickly away and always stalking the early leader Stamford before shooting through a gap on the rail early in the straight.
Baroot could yet surprise his critics this term. (Andrew Watkins)
“The race was soon over as a contest with Smith’s mount opening his account at the seventh attempt and third in the UAE and winning by seven lengths.
“We knew that if he stayed he would be hard to beat,” said Smith. “It was a weak race but all he could do was win and he has, in style.”
Mike de Kock said: “Baroot is by Dubawi from a mare by Sadler’s Wells so there is scope for improvement in his pedigree, especially over ground, like we saw here he enjoyed the extra distance and won well. He’s a horse we”d expect to improve on his handicap rating.”
Baroot is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum who has enjoyed a good start to 2016 following wins by Tannaaf and Forries Waltz.