THE absence of Solow from the $6 million DP World Dubai Turf was disappointing but the outcome was an excellent one on a great night for Japanese racing.

Victory went to the four-year-old Real Steel, a son of Deep Impact and partnered to this success by Ryan Moore. This was just a third victory in nine starts for the colt who denied one of racing’s greatest bargains, Euro Charline, the huge winner’s pot. The runner-up, an 800gns yearling purchase at Tattersalls, has now amassed earnings of well over £1.4 million. Back in third place was the Shamardal gelding Tryster who put up a career best performance.