The trophy presentation for the Godolphin Mile.
Dubai World Cup results
The $1 million Godolphin Mile (G2) on Dubai World Cup night featured a field of 14 older horses go 1600 meters (about 1 mile) around one turn of the Tapeta synthetic track at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Godolphin entrant Skysurfers was sent off as the 3-1 favorite, off his win in the Firebreak Stakes in February over the same trip at Meydan. Also in the field included 7-2 second choice and top American hope I Want Revenge, winless since the 2009 Wood Memorial (G1) and fourth in the Donn Handicap (G1) last out at Gulfstream, and 6-1 third choice Red Jazz, unraced since winning the Challenge Stakes (G2) at Newmarket in October.
Skysurfers and Mufarrh battle down the stretch
Results Chart for the race from Racing Post which incluces a link to the video replay. Results for US wagering:
3rd RACE Meydan Racecourse - GODOLPHIN MILE (Group 2) 13 Skysurfers $8.20 $2.60 - 1 Mufarrh $18.80 - 6 Red Jazz $6.20 - Running time - 1:37.65 $1 Exacta 13-1 $80.30 $1 Trifecta 13-1-6 $1094.90 $1 Superfecta 13-1-6-35 $8616.10
Right: Skysurfers before the race. Jockey Frankie Dettori said, "It was the best ride of the night but the draw was a huge worry. Luckily I was able to get a nice start and a good position. The second gave me a huge fright. If you look at his form he's a Tapeta professional. He's nowhere near as good on grass but if he wins this again next year I'll be happy."
Left: Second place finisher Mufarrh heads out to the track before the race. His jockey Richard Hills said, "I had the best trip I could have had behind the leader. He at the front but when Frankie came to me, I thought 'uh-oh', but he still ran a great race. I'm disappointed I've got beaten, but it was a fantastic run and the race of his life."
Right: Third place finisher Red Jazz before the race. His jockey Michael Hills said, "He wasn't going quite as well as I would have hoped. On the turn, he was out-muscled by Frankie's horse. He still ran on pretty well for third. It wasn't a bad effort for his first turn of the year."
Results Chart for the race from Emirates Racing Authority.
To the right is Seraphin du Paon in the winner's enclosure. Winning trainer Philippe Barbe said, "I told (Peslier) not to rush the horse, but just keep him somewhere close to the top and he would eventually go on to prove what he is capable of. He is such a great horse and I always had this confidence in him. He went in as the favourite and today he showed why so many people believed in him. He has left no doubt about himself with this victory. I am so happy for him."
Winning jockey Olivier Peslier said, "He liked the race and was doing well with the draw. I did not want to fight and come too early and felt it was better to take it like a quiet race at first with progression. I didn't really have a good place after the last turn but I know the horse has a good turn of foot and after that I saw the horse just in front of me and I knew he'd catch him."
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