The Lincoln MKZ Trophy, a 1600m handicap finale on the card, was won with an impressive late kick by Al Alawi Racing Syndicate's Helal Al Alawi-trained Sea Skimmer
. A lightly raced son of super-sire Dubawi, he closed well to pip Flashy Snapper and win his second race from four career starts.
Saeed bin Surror's Sea Skimmer
still holds an Investec Derby entry so he will have to be winning the 10-furlong maiden if that is to be taken up.
But what the US Navy fears most is so-called "sea skimmer
" missiles that fly just above the water's surface and are far more difficult to detect, track and destroy than a missile coming in from a high altitude.
With War Department backing, Gazda and his Swiss assistants--former Oerlikon engineers Walter Hoffman and Leopold Lameraner--tinkered with myriad other weapons, including a spindly-legged pontoon boat called the Sea Skimmer. Driven by an airplane propeller, it looked like a sea-borne grasshopper.
Two years later, Gazda nearly drowned after gunning his Sea Skimmer through pounding Narragansett Bay surf.
Jockey and trainer completed a double, combining to win a 1200m maiden with Sea Skimmer
who led a small group on the nearside rail before gaining the overall initiative about 250m from home.