By Duane Fonseca
Ahmad Alotaibi celebrated at York Racecourse yesterday after Zaaki ran to a game victory in the Group 3 Strensall Stakes.
The 4yo Leroidesanimaux gelding, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, was given a tidy ride by Ryan Moore, tracking the leaders for most of the 1800m contest before being let loose with two furlongs left.
Once given the green, Zaaki went forward and took up the running with just over a furlong left and stayed on well to win by a neck from Bangkok with Space Traveller a further half length behind in third.
It was Zaaki’s fourth career success.