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York’s G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante S. played host to one who put some pyrotechnics into the current season on Thursday, but there was a twist in the tail at the end of the Derby’s premier trial as the impressive Economics (GB) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}–La Pomme D’Amour {GB}, by Peintre Celebre) will not be at Epsom on the first Saturday in June. Off the mark over a mile at Newbury last month, Isa Salman Al Khalifa’s 160,000gns Tattersalls Book 2 purchase had been removed from the Blue Riband entries by William Haggas to avoid any temptation to run the colt judged too physically imposing for the Classic.

Making a mockery of a Dante which boasted Godolphin’s G1 Futurity Trophy winner Ancient Wisdom (Fr) (Dubawi {Ire}), the flashy chestnut was held up at the back early by Tom Marquand and allowed to saunter to the front in his own time two out. From there it was exhibition stuff as the 6-1 shot surged to the line despite drifting left out in the clear, registering a six-length winning margin over the disappointing Ancient Wisdom, with TDN Rising Star War Rooms (Ire) (Churchill {Ire}) half a length away in third.

A MONSTER performance!

Economics absolutely bolts up in the Group 2 @ABE_Dubai Dante Stakes but he’s no longer in the Derby so will not be Epsom bound.@WilliamHaggas has a potential top-notcher on his hands.@yorkracecourse | @TomMarquand

— Racing TV (@RacingTV) May 16, 2024

The post Night Of Thunder’s Economics In A Class Of His Own In The Dante appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions.

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