Dothraki battles to Group 2 triumph

EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Dothraki continues to raise the bar after taking out a first Group 2 success of his career in the Bobbie Lewis over 1200m at Flemington.

A multiple Group 3 winner and Group 1 runner-up, Dothraki displayed no signs of relenting into his eight-year-old year, as he travelled strongly and kicked clear down the straight under Damian Lane to defeat First Among Equals and Kemono.

A Golden Slipper runner in his two-year-old year, Dothraki takes his earnings to almost $1.5 million with the win, an eighth of his career, with the remarkable son of Mossman continuing to show superb longevity, winning two of his last five starts, all at Stakes level, and only finishing outside the top three in his last six runs.

Co-trainer Peter Snowden was elated at the result. “There’s been Group 1s he should’ve won through his career but on his day he’s a good horse,” said Snowden.

“He was ridden perfectly today. He stalked the speed and went at him late and was timed to perfection. It’s good to see the older horses run as well as they are.

“He works well at home and takes improvement from his first-up runs. He runs well down the straight.

“We’ll see where we go from here but a fantastic win today.”