x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Godolphin out to finish season on a high in California

Godolphin are hoping to top their haul of five US Grade One wins this season with a strong team for next month's Breeders' Cup weekend.

Godolphin are hoping to top their haul of five US Grade One wins this season with a strong team for next month's Breeders' Cup weekend. The Dubai racing operation's hopefuls have arrived in California and will be based at Santa Anita for the year-end championship. The five-time Grade One-winning filly, Music Note, is likely to contest the nine-furlong Ladies' Classic, an event in which she was third in 2008.

This year's frustrated Kentucky Derby hopes, Midshipman and Vineyard Haven, are also Breeders' Cup-bound. Midshipman, winner of the Grade One Breeders' Cup Juvenile in 2008 was successful on his come back from injury in an allowance race at Belmont Park in September, while Vineyard Haven improved from a disappointing fourth in the UAE 2,000 Guineas at Nad al Sheba last season to finish first past the post in the Grade One King Bishop Stakes at Saratoga, although he was later demoted to runner-up by stewards.

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