1m. 2f. 150yds. 13 Declared.
Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Diamond Stakes of €40,000.00 3-y-o plus
1st - €24,000.00 2nd - €8,000.00 3rd - €4,000.00 4th - €2,000.00 5th - €1,200.00 6th - €800.00
FormscanBy Gary Carson - PIZ BADILE has a few questions to answer coming here off a break but could prove a class act. The Ulysses colt was runner-up in the Irish Derby last season before a disappointing effort in France which ended his season. He ran a nice race when third on his return at the Curragh at the start of May and travelled well for a long way before failing to go with the front two late on in the Tattersalls Gold Cup later that month. He seems best suited by nice ground and this surface should be okay. Bold Discovery is next best on official ratings, with a mark of 108, and looks the danger. The Jessica Harrington-trained colt comes here off a solid run to finish sixth in Group 2 company at Leopardstown and is battle hardened recently. His stablemate Villanova Queen wasn't far behind him when eighth at Leopardstown last time and is another that has to come into calculations.
For three years old and upwardsWeights - 3-y-o 9st 2lbs 4-y-o and up 9st 7lbs Fillies allowed 5lbsPenalties - (to count from 1st January, 2023) Winner of a Listed race 3lb extra Of a Group 3 race 5lb extra Of a Group 2 or a Group 1 race 7lb extra