Godolphin’s Arabian Hope and Castle Dream race in Turkey this weekend

Arabian Hope heads Godolphin’s Turkish challenge on Saturday

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
2nd September 2017

article:2nd September 2017

Godolphin is set for a huge few days of racing with strong hopes in both Turkey and Germany.

First up are two runners, both trained by Saeed bin Suroor, who are set to start at Veliefendi, Turkey, today.


Arabian Hope, partnered by Gerald Mosse for the first time, goes for the G3 Istanbul Trophy.

She showed a good level of form when taking third in the G1 Falmouth Stakes over a mile at Newmarket on July 14 and landing a listed race over the same distance at York on June 17.

Bin Suroor said: “Arabian Hope is doing well. She has run well in G1 company this season when finishing third at Newmarket. She disappointed last time at Deauville but has come off that race well and this race is right for her.

“She has been working well and I am looking forward to a good run for her.”

The four other starters in the Istanbul Trophy for fillies and mares include dual local G1 scorer Tatvan Incisi while Leshlaa runs in the Anatolia Trophy, a local G2 over 10 furlongs on Polytrack.

Tomorrow, at the same venue, three more Bin Suroor-trained charges are due to run. Dream Castle and Carry On Deryck both go for the G2 Topkapi Trophy. Dream Castle, after a slow start, stayed on to be seventh, beaten by a length-and-a-half, in the seven-furlong G2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood, on August 1.

Carry On Deryck made his first start of 2017 when he was third by a half-length in the G3 Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury on August 17.

“Dream Castle is a tough horse and always works really nicely,” Bin Suroor said. “I was very happy with his latest piece of work on the Limekilns and the mile on turf will suit him.

“Carry On Deryck ran well on his comeback at Salisbury earlier this month. He has been in good form and he is also best suited by a mile.”

Also in action are Secret Number, who makes his first appearance of the year in the G2 International Bosphorus Cup over a mile-and-ahalf on turf, with Mosse in the saddle.

On the same day Best Solution and Prize Money contest the G1 Grosser Preis von Baden at Baden-Baden in Germany.

The Bin Suroor-trained contenders both ran in the 10-furlong G1 Grosser Dallmayr-Preis at Munich on July 30, with Best Solution second to Iquitos and Prize Money sixth.

Three-year-old colt Best Solution landed the listed Derby Trial at Lingfield Park in May and finished eighth in the G1 Derby at Epsom Downs.

Four-year-old Prize Money put up his best performance this year when winning the G2 Dubai City of Gold over a mile-and-a-half at Meydan in March.


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