Godolphin Runner Scores in His Majesty The King’s Cup in Bahrain

Godolphin’s Passion And Glory (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) returned to Bahrain after finishing second in the G3 Bahrain International Trophy on Nov. 18 to win the Listed His Majesty The King’s Cup at the Bahrain Equestrian Club on Friday. The 7-year-old gelding is trained by Saeed bin Suroor and was ridden by Daniel Tudhope. Passion And Glory got the better of the Appleby-trained First Ruler (GB) (Dubawi [Ire]) to give Godolphin a one-two finish.

Bin Suroor said, “It was a great result to see Passion And Glory win here. He is a proven horse and his jockey looked after him. If you look back at his wins, he likes going right-handed and that is why we brought him here.” Earlier on the card, the 6-year-old gelding Byline (GB) (Muhaarar {GB}) was victorious in the Listed Al Methaq Mile after an eighth in Saudi Arabia in the G3 Neom Turf Cup two weeks ago. The Allen Smith trainee was ridden by Gerald Mosse, which gave the trainer and owners Al Adiyat Racing a treble on the day.

His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of The Bahrain Turf Club said, “Today we have witnessed another memorable renewal of His Majesty The King’s Cup. Congratulations to Godolphin, to trainer Saeed bin Suroor and to jockey Danny Tudhope following their success with Passion And Glory.

“It is testament to the growth and development of the sport that horseracing in Bahrain now regularly attracts world-class horses and world-renowned trainers and jockeys such as Saeed bin Suroor and Danny Tudhope. And I would like to congratulate His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on his success with Passion And Glory and thank him for his on-going support of racing in the Kingdom.

“As shown by today’s racing, this season we have taken another step towards fulfilling our ambition to establish Bahrain as a home for top-class international horseracing. I would like to take this opportunity to thank not only our overseas visitors but also the Kingdom’s own jockeys, trainers and owners, without whom such progress would not be possible.”

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