The winner of the UAE Oaks (Listed) from 2011, Mahbooba came back in fine fettle, winning over 1,800 metres in the Al Rashidiya Trial, defeating a quality field that included multiple Carnival winner Derbaas. Godolphin’s Laajooj just nipped Derbaas for second in the race, and Sea Lord was fourth. Overall, the first night of the 2012 Dubai World Cup Carnival went the way of the home team, with Godolphin-owned runners taking four of the seven races, while training a fifth.
Below, Mahbooba going clear in the feature, courtesy EERC/Cedric Lane. Pictures are available via email at UAERacingPictures @ gmail.com.
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