02/28/2013 5:15PM

Dubai: Shuruq romps in UAE Oaks at Meydan


The revolving door of winning Godolphin 3-year-old fillies continued swinging Thursday night as Shuruq scored a four-length win in the Group 3, $250,000 UAE Oaks.

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Music Chart, who was third Thursday night, won the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial early this winter, while Oaks runner-up Lovely Pass won the UAE 1000 Guineas, a race in which Shuruq finished second. All three fillies are owned by Godolphin, with Saeed bin Suroor – who was winning his eighth UAE Oaks – the trainer of Shuruq, and Mahmood al Zarooni the trainer of Lovely Pass and Music Chart.

Shuruq, ridden to victory by Paul Hanagan, got a good tracking trip just behind the leaders before taking control of the Oaks in midstretch. She was timed in 1:58.72 for about 1 3/16 miles on the all-weather Tapeta surface.