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Those who assumed Desert Encounter was merely making iup the numbers in the 2017 Coral-Eclipse had to think again when the consistent five-year-old gelding kept on well from the rear to finish third behind Ulysses and Barney Roy.
Desert Encounter was unable to match that effort when a distant sixth to Enable in the QIPCO-sponsored King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, or when a well-beaten fifth behind Cracksman in the QIPCO Champions Stakes at Ascot in October.
In between, he pounced late to win a Group 3 contest at Newbury.
Desert Encounter made a quiet start to 2018, including when failing to make an impact in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.
BCS Career statistics
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