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Dubai Future delivers significant win in Bahrain International Trophy


Dubai Future secured a landmark victory for Godolphin in Bahrain as he beat stable-mate Passion And Glory to take the G3 Bahrain International Trophy on Friday.

It was a second win in the country for the royal blue silks following Silent Film earlier this year and a first for Saeed bin Suroor.

Godolphin’s longest-serving trainer was completing a full set of victories in the major racing jurisdictions on the Arabian Peninsula, having also enjoyed success in Qatar and Saudi Arabia in addition to numerous big-race wins in the United Arab Emirates.

Several two-year-olds got off the mark on the all-weather in the UK last week including Majestic Pride, a half-brother to Farhh who scored at Chelmsford City.

Tagabawa made an impressive introduction in a Wolverhampton novice, while fillies Rainbow Sky and Whispering Dream posted promising wins at Kempton Park.

Thanksgiving weekend sees some excellent racing in the United States, with Proxy looking to emulate Maxfield with victory in the G1 Clark Stakes at Churchill Downs on Friday.

Adventuring and Lake Lucerne will be aiming for G3 honours at the same course in Thursday’s Cardinal Stakes.

Exciting juvenile Pretty Mischievous could seek a third straight win at Churchill Downs in Saturday’s G2 Golden Rod Stakes, an early points race for next year’s Kentucky Oaks.

A strong team of horses arrived in Perth last week for The Pinnacles, with Vilana and Paulele due to contest the G1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.