Meydan

  • 13:10 Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Meydan Sobha 1m

  • Winner 2,095,405 2nd 792,595 3rd 393,735 4th 180,205
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:11:00
13:10 Meydan Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Variety Club (SAF) 11/2
2nd Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 11/4
3rd Flotilla (FR) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 861401- Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue sleeves, light blue cap Penitent 147
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 D O'Meara J P O'Brien 107 16/117.00
2 (2) 6-21459 Grey, beige star, grey, beige stars sleeves, grey, beige stars cap Gabrial (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 R A Fahey R Hughes 33/134.00
3 (3) 4/32546- White, green epaulettes, white, green stars sleeves, white, green star cap Glory Awaits (IRE) 183
Nag me
4 9-0 b K A Ryan J P Spencer 25/126.00
4 (4) 14-3110 White, yellow epaulettes, white sleeves, white, yellow star cap Eastern Rules (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-0 M Halford S Foley 69 33/134.00
5 (5) 11210-9 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 11/43.75
6 (6) 27-6810 Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red star Elleval (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 D Marnane F Lynch 77 16/117.00
8 (8) 05-0215 maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Gold City (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 bt S Seemar R Mullen 95 33/134.00
9 (9) 1/186-42 Blue, white stars, blue, white stars sleeves, blue, white star cap Flotilla (FR) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 M Delzangles C P Lemaire 9/110.00
10 (10) 730-161 Blue Shuruq (USA) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-9 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 85 3/14.00
11 (11) 528034- Blue, green chevron, green sleeves, white, green spots cap Mull Of Killough (IRE) 140
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-0 Jane Chapple-Hyam R L Moore 94 11/112.00
12 (12) 0-03413 Red, black stars, black seams, red sleeves, black seams, red cap Capital Attraction (USA) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 Ernst Oertel T P O'Shea 93 20/121.00
13 (13) 11-4320 Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Haatheq (USA) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-0 A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 87 20/121.00
14 (14) 1314-45 Turquoise, red cross belts, red sleeves, turquoise, red cross cap Brightline (JPN) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 I Sameshima Y Fukunaga 16/117.00
15 (15) 1/111-12 green, yellow stars, black sleeves, black cap Variety Club (SAF) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 Joey Ramsden A Marcus 11/26.50
16 (16) 82710-9 White, black checked, blue sleeves, blue cap Limario (EG) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 D Watson P J Dobbs 40/141.00
Non runners
7 (7)23-2134Forjatt (IRE)69-0D SelvaratnamNon Runner102

Verdict

SOFT FALLING RAIN, who beat Haatheq just under a length in this a year ago after looking in trouble entering the straight, can repeat the process. He enters the fray having had just one run over a trip too short and his trainer will have him spot-on again. Variety Club was surprisingly beaten by Shuruq in the trial for this on Super Saturday when he attempted to take on the front-running Capital Attraction and paid the price. He had earlier beaten Haatheq 2l when making all so has to be a threat though there didn't appear to be a fluke about Shuruq's victory. Mull Of Killough had a fine record in the UK before heading for Australia where he wasn't beaten far in a Group 1 handicap at Flemington in November. Flotilla couldn't quite get to the winner in the Balanchine but the dual Group 1 winner can get involved if taking to this surface. The Japan raider Brightline is a Group 3 winner in his native country but has never won above that level.