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2010 Dubai World Cup Other Stakes

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Calming Influence wins the 2010 Godolphin Mile
Calming Influence wins the 2010 Godolphin Mile

Calming Influence wins the 2010 Godolphin Mile at Meydan Racecourse

Vanessa Ng
The $1 million Godolphin Mile (G2) on Dubai World Cup night featured a field of 14 older horses go 1600 meters (about 1 mile) around one turn of the Tapeta synthetic track at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Desert Party was sent off as the even-money favorite off a win in the Mahab Al Shimaal, over 6-1 second choice and Burj Nahaar winner Cat Junior. 7-1 third choice Skysurfers, 5th in the Burj Nahaar last out after winning an allowance, completed the top 3 on the board.

Le Drakkar was quickest away to set the pace down the long backstretch while being stalked by Calming Influence and Cat Junior. Around the turn, Le Drakkar and Cat Junior both tired and faded out of contention, allowing Calming Influence to inherit the lead at the 1/4 pole. Green Coast, last early, put in a strong late rally but Calming Influence held him off late to win by a diminishing length in 1:36.57. It was another length back to Skysurfers third.

Results Chart for the race from Racing Post which incluces a link to the video replay.

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