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  • 18:40 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline 1m 2f

  • (Group 1) (AWT) 36,580,651 added 3yo+ 13 ran
  • Winner 20,927,789 2nd 7,916,051 3rd 3,932,417 4th 1,799,766
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
    Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:41:01

Monterosso wins World Cup

Young jockey gives his mount a fine ride

Last Updated: 31/03/12 7:48pm

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Monterosso: Led home Godolphin one-two in the Dubai World Cup

Monterosso: Led home Godolphin one-two in the Dubai World Cup

Mickael Barzalona was saluting again as Monterosso won the Dubai World Cup for Sheikh Mohammed.

The young French jockey won the Derby on Pour Moi whilst stood up in his irons but the result was more clear cut here, with his mount, trained by Mahmood Al Zarooni, well clear at the line.

It was a one-two for Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation, with Capponi filling second place ahead of Marco Botti's new recruit Planteur back in third.

Favourite So You Think, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by son Joseph, held every chance turning in but faded quite tamely and was fourth, with Zazou back in fifth.

Al Zarooni said: "I'm very happy that we won the race and got a one-two. The whole team worked very hard, we lost a horse in the beginning (Fox Hunt in the Dubai Gold Cup) so I thought our bad luck had gone.

"This is great for the whole team."

Sheikh Mohammed said: "I thought someone would come and get them both! Mark Johnston did a good job with these horses as well, he brought them up very well.

"Frankie Dettori is a great jockey but we have horses running right and left, so we need more than one jockey."

Asked about what he thought of Barzalona's extravagant celebration, he added: "Out of this world."

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