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UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored By Al Tayer Motors (Group 3) (AWT) 1m

  • (3yo, 1m, 8 runners)
  • Winner 584,911 2nd 181,112 3rd 90,559 4th 45,139 5th 7,498
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Sand
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  • Off time: 15:55:19
  • Last Updated: February 14 2013, 16:44 GMT

Soft Falling Rain took his unbeaten record to five with a clear-cut victory in the UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan.

Paul Hanagan (left) was aboard the winner
Paul Hanagan (left) was aboard the winner

The Mike de Kock-trained runner justified his short price of 8/11 in this Group Three over a mile with a smooth success.

Paul Hanagan had the Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt sat just behind the Tom Dascombe-trained leader Deauville Prince in the early stages.

Hanagan set sail for home at the top of the straight and gradually asserted to win by two and a quarter lengths from Snowboarder with Zahee, also trained by De Kock, third just ahead of Deauville Prince.

Hanagan told At The Races: "I have to say a great team effort from Mike de Kock and the lads.

"He was a bit fresh the first two runs. He's totally gone the right way now - lovely and relaxed.

"There's always a bit of doubt in your mind (about a longer trip), but the way he relaxed last time and from sitting on him at home I was always pretty confident."

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