It was another stunning performance by Godolphins Pinatubo in the 2019 Dewhurst. The colt now has higher timeform rating than the mighty Frankel
In drizzly conditions, Aidan O’Brien’s Arizona, nine-and-a-quarter lengths behind Pinatubo in third at The Curragh last month, made the running on the inside but William Buick manoeuvred the favourite skilfully through the field in the nine-horse race and took to the front into the final furlong.
“We’re all behind this horse and thankfully he’s kept the dream alive for the winter and we can have something to talk about,” Appleby said.
“The ground was testing out there and it’s testament to the horse.”
Wichita, supplemented for the race by O’Brien, was four-and-three-quarter lengths back in third.