Both of them were trained by Padmanabhan. The two horses took a circuitous route to Dubai by first traveling to USA and then spending 40 days in quarantine before flying to race in the carnival.
Classical Act very nearly pulled off a sensational win
but narrowly missed the honour and finished a
creditable third against quality international
Full Speed, bred at the Kunigal Stud Farm, is the
second Derby winning son of Burden of Proof. Apart
from winning the Derby, Full Speed had also won the Gr
2 Bangalore 2000 Guineas, beating the likes of Berlioz
who incidentally is also racing at the Carnival.
Originally trained by Irfan Ghatala, Full Speed is now
under the care of Pesi Shroff and jockey Suraj Narredu
partnered the horse in his first run at Dubai.