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Al Qareem

Al Qareem gave it a good go from the front in the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket last Thursday. Sent to the front from flagfall, they closed on him on the run to the three-furlong marker, and it looked like he was going to be swamped. But he responded gamely to pressure. Even after Deauville Legend passed him and moved onto the rail across him, he switched left and responded again. He stayed on all the way to the line. It all got a bit tight close home, but he ran all the way to the line willingly, going down by just a head.

It was another gallant performance by Karl Burke’s horse. He made all to win a good handicap at York in May over a mile and a half, and he wasn’t beaten far in the end in the Group 2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot. He should do even better when he can go out in trip, back up to a mile and six furlongs or even two miles.
Newmarket, 7th July 2022