Bahrain Trophy
Group 3, Newmarket 13:50
£150,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 5f, Class 1    
Thursday 8th July 2021


1 Yibir 6/4F
2 Mandoob 7/1
3 Dancing King 9/1
5 ran NR: Pleasant Man Distances: 2½l, 3l, 5½l
Time: 2m 46.77s (slow by 2.87s)

Charlie Appleby won the Cazoo Derby at Epsom with Adayar and the Irish Derby at the Curragh with Hurricane Lane, and at the start of this season Yibir was probably held in just as high regard as those two.

He ended last year by winning the prestigious Haynes, Hanson & Clark conditions race at Newbury and held Classic aspirations himself.

Immediately behind Adayar when third at Sandown and second to Lone Eagle at Goodwood, this Group Three assignment was a first for the son of Dubawi since being gelded and also a first try at a mile and five furlongs.

Gear Up tried to make all, but he soon looked a sitting duck and with over a furlong to run James Doyle hit the front on the 6-4 favourite who comfortably saw off the previously unbeaten Mandoob by two and a half lengths.

Mathematician Betting

Bahrain Trophy (Group 3)
£150,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 5f, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Good to Firm

1 (3)     Yibir 48 3 9-1 Charlie Appleby James Doyle 6/4F
2 (2)
Mandoob 3 9-1 Brian Meehan Jim Crowley 7/1
3 (4) 3 Dancing King 3 9-1 Mark Johnston Franny Norton 9/1
2 (1)
  Gear Up 3 9-1 Mark Johnston Ben Curtis 9/2
5 (5)
  Stowell 3 9-1 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 11/4
NR 4 (6) Pleasant Man 3 9-1 Roger Charlton NON RUNNER