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Buffering Arrives In Dubai

Thursday, 17th March 2016

Star Australian sprinter Buffering has arrived in Dubai for the first leg of an international campaign comprising two Gr1 races, reports theinformant.co.nz. The six-time Gr1 winner will contest Saturday week's Gr1 Al Quoz Sprint (1000m) at Meydan racecourse on World Cup night, before venturing to Hong Kong for the Gr1 Chairman's Sprint (1200m) at Sha Tin on 1 May. Trainer Robert Heathcote said the 8YO was doing well. "The first part of the campaign has gone well as he has got there safely," Heathcote said. "He had a two-hour stopover in Hong Kong and he wasn't allowed off the plane. But he had a large crate and he was able to eat and drink there." Heathcote said Buffering would have a brief rest before resuming light work later in the week. "We will give him his only major track gallop on Tuesday morning," Heathcote said. "I'm arriving in Dubai tomorrow [Thursday] and will be able to monitor the situation better, but he should only need one solid trackwork gallop." He added: "He was very good in a gallop at Eagle Farm and his jockey Damian Browne said if we get him to the Dubai race in that fettle he will be very hard to beat." Buffering (Mossman-Action Annie, by Anabaa) became just the third Australian sprinter in history to surpass $6 million in earnings when winning the Magic Millions QTIS Open Plate (1300m) at the Gold Coast in January. He overtook Takeover Target to claim second spot on the all-time prize-money list for sprinters behind champion Black Caviar with $6.4 million in earnings.


Buffering (image: Mark Gatt)
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