G2 victory by Move Up in Turkey
Move Up triumphed for Godolphin at Veliefendi Racecourse, Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday, September 4 when winning the G2 International Bosphorus Cup easily.
The three-year-old Dubawi colt, trained by Saeed bin Suroor with Mickael Barzalona on board, was held up third of the six runners in this 12-furlong contest on turf as Fly By Me led.
Move Up, taking part in a Group race for the first time, raced in fourth entering the straight and came to make a challenge, running on strongly to lead well inside the final furlong and win going away by two lengths in 2m 32.46s on good going.
Saeed bin Suroor commented: "Move Up is a nice horse for the future. He has improved to win this race.
"There are no plans at the moment but we will look for a good race before taking him to Dubai."
Mickael Barzalona said: "He had a lovely position in the race and lengthened very well at the end to win easily."
Godolphin was unlucky not to have two more successes at Veliefendi during the afternoon.
Silent Attack (Saeed bin Suroor/Mickael Barzalona) jinked left when taking the lead entering the final furlong in the G2 Longines International Topkapi Trophy over a mile on turf.
The three-year-old colt was quickly straightened by Mickael Barzalona and, having lost the advantage, ran on well but just failed to overcome Blond Me.
Top Score (Saeed bin Suroor/Sean Levey) suffered interference at a crucial stage in the six-furlong International Trakya Trophy on turf by the head winner Waneta.
The two-year-old Hard Spun colt was crossed when challenging in the final furlong. The stewards decided to leave the placings unchanged. The other Godolphin runner, Best Solution (Saeed bin Suroor/Michael Barzalona), took third after a sluggish start.