27 March 2006

Frankie energises Dubai faithful

The outstanding win of Godolphin's Electrocutionist reduced the prizemoney bill for the al Maktoum's in their Dubai World Cup yesterday - a moment that, in the wake of Sheikh Maktoum's death in January and the Dubai Ports World controversy in the US, led to emotional scenes at Nad al Sheba:
"The feelings of the crowd were typified by a very large man, apparently of Sudanese origin, who, almost in tears, leaned over the fence of the official enclosure waving a United Arab Emirates flag shouting: 'We love you Frankie!'"
No doubt tears of joy also flowed freely from those canny punters who ignored the mock Goldolphin put out before the race and backed Electrocutionist off the map with English bookmakers.

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