Godolphin Mile Sponsored By Meydan Sobha (Group 2) 1m

  • (3yo+, 1m, Class 1, 15 runners)
  • Winner 2,095,405 2nd 792,595 3rd 393,735 4th 180,205 5th 90,835 6th 54,209
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
Weighed In:
  • Off time: 13:11:00
Full result
Result 13:10 Meydan
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 15 Variety Club 11/2
2nd 5 Soft Falling Rain 1 11/4f
3rd 9 Flotilla nse 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 861401-
Light blue, orange epaulettes, light blue sleeves, light blue cap Penitent 147
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:J P O'Brien
  • Form: 861401-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 D O'Meara J P O'Brien 107 16/1
2 (2) 6-21459
Grey, beige star, grey, beige stars sleeves, grey, beige stars cap Gabrial (IRE) 21
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 6-21459
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 R A Fahey R Hughes 33/1
3 (3) 4/32546-
White, green epaulettes, white, green stars sleeves, white, green star cap Glory Awaits (IRE) 183
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 4/32546-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 b K A Ryan J P Spencer 25/1
4 (4) 14-3110
White, yellow epaulettes, white sleeves, white, yellow star cap Eastern Rules (IRE) 21
  • T:M Halford
  • J:S Foley
  • Form: 14-3110
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 M Halford S Foley 69 33/1
5 (5) 11210-9
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, blue, white striped cap Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 21
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 11210-9
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 M F De Kock P Hanagan 11/4f
6 (6) 27-6810
Red, white hoop, white armlet, white cap, red star Elleval (IRE) 21
  • T:D Marnane
  • J:F Lynch
  • Form: 27-6810
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 D Marnane F Lynch 77 16/1
8 (8) 05-0215
maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon cap, white hoops Gold City (IRE) 21
  • T:S Seemar
  • J:R Mullen
  • Form: 05-0215
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0bt
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 bt S Seemar R Mullen 95 33/1
9 (9) 1/186-42
Blue, white stars, blue, white stars sleeves, blue, white star cap Flotilla (FR) 37
  • T:M Delzangles
  • J:C P Lemaire
  • Form: 1/186-42
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 M Delzangles C P Lemaire 9/1
10 (10) 730-161
Blue Shuruq (USA) 21
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 730-161
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 p Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 85 3/1
11 (11) 528034-
Blue, green chevron, green sleeves, white, green spots cap Mull Of Killough (IRE) 140
  • T:Jane Chapple-Hyam
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 528034-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 Jane Chapple-Hyam R L Moore 94 11/1
12 (12) 0-03413
Red, black stars, black seams, red sleeves, black seams, red cap Capital Attraction (USA) 21
  • T:Ernst Oertel
  • J:T P O'Shea
  • Form: 0-03413
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 Ernst Oertel T P O'Shea 93 20/1
13 (13) 11-4320
Blue, white epaulettes, blue sleeves, black cap Haatheq (USA) 21
  • T:A Al Raihe
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 11-4320
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
7 126 9-0 A Al Raihe Dane O'Neill 87 20/1
14 (14) 1314-45
Turquoise, red cross belts, red sleeves, turquoise, red cross cap Brightline (JPN) 34
  • T:I Sameshima
  • J:Y Fukunaga
  • Form: 1314-45
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 I Sameshima Y Fukunaga 16/1
15 (15) 1/111-12
green, yellow stars, black sleeves, black cap Variety Club (SAF) 21
  • T:Joey Ramsden
  • J:A Marcus
  • Form: 1/111-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 Joey Ramsden A Marcus 11/2
16 (16) 82710-9
White, black checked, blue sleeves, blue cap Limario (GER) 21
  • T:D Watson
  • J:P J Dobbs
  • Form: 82710-9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 D Watson P J Dobbs 40/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 (7) 23-2134
Forjatt (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D Selvaratnam
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 23-2134
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 D Selvaratnam Non Runner 102 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 13 Soft Falling Rain (SAF)
  • T:M F De Kock
  • J:P Hanagan
4 8-9 M F De Kock P Hanagan 9/4
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In depth

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.

Formwatch

Forjatt (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) 4th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).

Penitent 13-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, gamely, won at Newmarket 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Nov beating French Navy (9-3) by nk, 6 ran.

Gabrial (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) 9th of 16, 9l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).

Glory Awaits (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led centre group and overall leader, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Soft Falling Rain (9-3) at Newmarket 1m Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.

Eastern Rules (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) 12th of 16, 11l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).

Elleval (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) 12th of 14, 6l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f fll stks Grp 1 (1).

Shuruq (USA) 14-1 (8-9) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) beating Variety Club (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.

Mull Of Killough (IRE) .

Capital Attraction (USA) 20-1 (9-0) 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).

Haatheq (USA) 12-1 (9-0) 13th of 16, 12l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).

Brightline (JPN) (8-13) 5th of 0, 2 1/2l behind Copano Rickey (8-13) at Tokyo(JPN) 1m fll stks Grp 1 (1) in Feb.

Limario (GER) 40-1 (9-0) 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Prince Bishop (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f fll stks Grp 1 (1).

Variety Club (SAF) 4-7fav (9-0) 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).

Soft Falling Rain (SAF) 3-1fav (9-5) 9th of 14, 6l behind Rich Tapestry (9-5) at Meydan(UAE) 6f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).

Flotilla (FR) 7-1 (9-0) 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind L'amour De Ma Vie (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 2 flls gd in Feb.

Gold City (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1).