Fulbright knocks Jazz off top spot
Mark Johnston's Fulbright gained his sixth victory of the season in the Dubai Challenge Stakes when beating Red Jazz at Newmarket.
The son of Exceed And Excel finished 14th of 19 on his seasonal reappearance off a mark of 94 in May but left that form behind during a stellar season which saw him pick up three valuable handicaps in the summer and a Listed race on his penultimate start.
The three year old bounced back from a modest run at Redcar seven days ago to collar the long-time leader Red Jazz - who had won this race in 2010 - close home to pick up this Group Two prize.
Joe Fanning tracked Charlie Hills' runner through before being asked to challenge and he appeared to win the seven furlong contest a shade more cosily than the winning margin of a neck suggests.
The front two pulled over three lengths clear of Arnold Lane in third.
Scarf and Libranno had both raced prominently before fading while the well-backed Fencing was held-up but met with interference when attempting to improve his position and that ended his challenge.
Fanning said: "He's been a good little horse this year - he's had a hard year. He's tough."
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