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Jardines Lookout, controversially disqualified after winning at York last month, gained compensation with a determined victory at Newmarket today.

Alan Jarvis` progressive three-year-old was sent off 9-4 favourite for the Abu Dhabi Rated Stakes and delivered under Willie Ryan, leading in the dip and holding the late challenge of Mardani by a length and a quarter.

The trainer is still unhappy about his gelding`s disqualification from the Melrose Stakes at York, which earned rider Michael Kinane a seven-day suspension.

Speaking from his Oxfordshire yard, having been on duty at Newbury, he said: 'I just think it is a very unfair rule that the horse and the connections have done nothing wrong and we end up being placed last and yet the handicapper has put us up 8lb.

'In other words, you can`t win that day and they are trying to stop you winning next time as well. That doesn`t seem fair.

'I just thought it was a particularly harsh decision. But at least today he`s had recompense and he`s proved he`s won on merit.'

Jarvis has high hopes for Jardines Lookout, who is now set for a break.

'I think he`s a serious horse for next year,' he said. 'He`s still very immature and when he matures he could be a Cup horse.'

Dancing Mystery followed up his win at Yarmouth on Tuesday by making all in the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Sprint Handicap.

Stephen Carson`s mount beat Rushcutter Bay by half a length with favourite Threat three quarters of a length further back in third.

Interference between the two placed horses soon after the start, which also involved the unplaced Pierpoint, resulted in Threat`s rider Paul Eddery receiving a two-day ban (September 25 & 27) for careless riding.

Trainer Eric Wheeler, who could send Dancing Mystery to Ascot next week for the hat-trick bid, said: 'That was a great achievement, a second win in a few days and on ground we didn`t think would suit.'

The trainer was delighted with his rider and added: 'Stephen is riding really full of confidence and I hope he really goes on.

'He`s been with me three and half years and would be about the only apprentice who`s got a job as first jockey, even though we are only a small stable with 18 horses. I won`t have owners who won`t let me put Stephen up.'

Punters who noted that nervous flyer Michael Tebbutt had taken to the skies to reach Newmarket after riding in the first two races at Newbury were rewarded when the jockey triumphed in the EBF Gulf Classified Stakes on Catchy Word, the 4-1 joint favourite.

Tebbutt admitted: 'I haven`t got much bottle for flying.'