The Ben Pearce prepared Raising Dubai accepted at the Belmont meeting on Saturday, October 10 in race six on the card in a BM 72+ handicap over a mile with Clint Johnston-Porter aboard the last start winner jumping from barrier five with a field of 10 to go round.

As the starter let them go in the Farewell And Thank You Nikos event it was Rebelson Chloe Azzopardi the race leader, Military Ruler the firming favourite was second, Bedamijo was third with Uncle George first up from the spell was fourth with Raising Dubai in his customary backend position had only one runner behind him.

Coming to the swing it was still Rebelson the race leader with the identical silks of Military Ruler with the defining Yellow cap was in second Bedamijo was third with the only change to the order up front was that of a Halo Express who had taken closer stock on nearing the 400m with Raising Dubai moving up one space to now have two runners behind its rump as the field entered the straight.

Into the straight Rebelson went for home and shot a couple of lengths clear Coming Back was making a fist of it on the outside of runners to stake what seemed to be the only challenge, Raising Dubai at this stage was some 3 to 4 lengths off the leaders, however coming down to the wire in the concluding stages of the event it was Rebelson sneaking away to grab the victory with the fast finishing Raising Dubai making up many lengths to land a length away in second, steam rolling over Coming Back to claim the thicker end of the prize.




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