03/03/2016 4:04PM

Meydan: Polar River takes UAE Oaks


Polar River was nowhere near as impressive Thursday in the UAE Oaks as she had been in her three previous starts this winter, but she kept her unbeaten record alive with a three-quarter-length win over South American import Vale Dori in just a three-horse field at Meydan. The Oaks was run around two turns over 1 3/16 miles, Polar River’s first start around a second bend, and after appearing to put away Vale Dori at the top of the stretch, Polar River’s lead dwindled precipitously in the final half-furlong. Jockey Pat Dobbs said his mount idled after making the lead, but Polar River might not be a cinch after all in the March 26 UAE Derby.