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High-Rise in Derby Day return to action.

High-Rise will again be in action on Derby Day today, but the horse who lifted the Classic for Luca Cumani in 1998 will be a long way from

Epsom when he makes his US debut in the Grade 2 Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park, writes Dan Farley.

High-Rise, who failed to win a race in 1999 is, unusually for a Derby winner, attempting to

resurrect his career as a five-year-old-1990

Epsom hero Quest For Fame was the first Derby winner to triumph at that age since 1906.

High-Rise won a Listed event at Nad Al Sheba in February, but was reported to have suffered an ankle injury when third to Fantastic Light in the Dubai Sheema Classic the following month.

Kiaran McLaughlin, the new trainer of High-Rise, said that the prize-money in New York had attracted the horse's owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid to ship High-Rise Stateside.

High-Rise will be ridden by John Velazquez in a nine-runner field featuring five Group or Grade 1 winners. His opponents include leading US turf performer Yagli and Manndar, another horse formerly trained by Cumani.
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Author:Farley, Dan
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jun 10, 2000
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