Jockey Paul Hanagan and Soft Falling Rain heads to the winner's enclosure.
Dubai World Cup results
The $1 million Godolphin Mile (G2) on Dubai World Cup night featured a field of 12 older horses go 1600 meters (about 1 mile) around one turn of the Tapeta synthetic track at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Soft Falling Rain, undefeated in 6 starts including the UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) last out, was sent off as the 8-5 favorite in the field of 14 over 5-1 second choice Surfer, fourth in the Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1), and 9-1 third choice Moonwalk in Paris, off a third place finish in the Burj Nahaar (G3).
Soft Falling Rain leads in the stretch
Results Chart for the race from Emirates Racing Authority which includes a link to the video replay. Results for US wagering:
3rd RACE Meydan Racecourse - GODOLPHIN MILE (Group 2) 13 Soft Falling Rain (Saf) $5.20 $2.40 - 10 Haatheq - $27.20 - 15 Moonwalk In Paris (Fr) - $6.60 - Running time - 1:37.52 $1.00 EXACTA 13-10 $152.80 $1.00 TRIFECTA 13-10-15 $980.90 $1.00 SUPERFECTA 13-10-15-7 $7,797.50
Right: Soft Falling Rain heads back to the barn. Jockey Paul Hanagan said, "They went so quick from the start that I had to go wider than I wanted all the way. I wondered whether he could come forward when we reached the straight but this horse is so genuine."
Left: Second place finisher Haatheq returns after the race. Jockey Royston Ffrench said, "It was an incredible race and he ran his heart out. It was great for His Highness to finish first and second. Obviously I'd have liked to have been on the other end of it but I'm very pleased."
Right: Third place finisher Moonwalk in Paris in the walking ring. Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi said, "He ran very well. They went hard early. I couldn't really get a breather into him. I had to use him quite early but he ran on really well."
Results Chart for the race from Emirates Racing Authority.
To the right is Al Mamun Monlau in the winner's enclosure. Winning jockey Christophe Soumillon said, "It was a perfect race for me. I followed Versac PY) and when he went clear I switched between horses and chased after him. My horse had a lot of ground to make up but in the end he was very genuine to catch the leader in the last stride." Trainer Jean-Francois Bernard added, "He is the best three-year-old in France and he liked it here from the day he arrived. He had a lot of gas left halfway round the turn (for home) and I thought he would finish well. Christophe rode a great race and I am very happy."
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