Dubai Future leads home 1-2 in G3 Bahrain International Trophy
The Saeed bin Suroor-trained duo were prominently placed throughout the 10-furlong contest, with Passion And Glory tracking Magny Cours in second and Dubai Future disputing third down the inside rail.
Magny Cours kicked for home in the straight as Passion And Glory and Dubai Future laid down strong challenges to join the long-time leader entering the final furlong.
Dubai Future opened up a narrow advantage for Danny Tudhope half a furlong out and found plenty to see off his rallying stable-mate for a three-quarter length success. Riocorvo took third near the line, a head in front of fourth home Magny Cours.
Saeed bin Suroor said: “We have tried to win this race for the last two years and it’s a good result for Godolphin to have the first and second.
“Dubai Future has improved a lot this year, winning at Royal Ascot, and he looks better physically and mentally compared to 12 months ago. We felt that he was the right horse to come back here and he ran a big race.”
Danny Tudhope added: “Godolphin had a strong hand in the race and I am delighted that won of them won – thankfully, it was me! I was hopeful with Dubai Future. His last run at Newbury wasn’t too bad and he likes fast going.
“He is a handy little horse who loves whizzing round a bend and the race went to plan. We went an even gallop and I had a nice position. We had a better draw compared to last year and he picked up well. He was just doing what he had to do in front.”