Dubai Super Saturday win

Salute The Soldier continued the fine run of form from trainer Fawzi Nass when winning the Gr.3 Burj Nahaar over a mile on Super Saturday at Meydan in Dubai. Like Port Lions, who won $1m in Saudi Arabia the previous Sunday, Salute The Soldier is owned by HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa’s Victorious Racing.

The now five-year-old son of Sepoy was bought by Oliver at the 2019 Tattersalls Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale, where he made 380,000 guineas when bought out of Clive Cox’s stable.

Salute The Soldier has already earned £228,000 of his purchase price back since October, and now heads to the Gr.2 Godolphin Mile on 28th March on Dubai World Cup night, as the favourite with bookmakers – Inshallah.

This latest win was the gelding’s first start on dirt and generated his best ever Racing Post rating of 117, 8lbs higher than he’d achieved previously.

Watch Salute The Soldier win the Gr.3 Burj Nahaar