I’m a bit sceptical about Dubai Warrior‘s prospects due to his full brother – Mootasadir being a complete AW specialist. 0-2 on turf yet he’s 4-4 on artificial surfaces. Whether he can replicate anything close to that debut effort on turf is definitely a valid question. Dam herself wasn’t quite so dependent on AW but was still a 5-10lb better horse away from grass. There must also be a temptation to sell to the American market after that.
Something about Roger Charlton (who i think is a gent btw) that doesn’t sit well with me carrying a 2yo forward very consistently to be a top 3yo..Perhaps it’s just recency bias but he’s done it quite a bit recently. Aside from that, Kingman is producing some very good horses, and he looked very good.
Its early days with the stride data, but for point of comparison, he was measured at 25.68ft as stride length and 2.22 strides per second. Too Darn Hot at Donny was 24.7ft and 2.4 sps….indicating that Headman could make up into a horse that could go further in trip…
Hindsight is 20/20 so make the most of it!