VIDEO: Long John Impresses In Dubai

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by Red Belly Sports

Caulfield Guineas winner Long John is heading toward the lucrative Dubai World Cup meeting in March, following his impressive first-up victory at Meydan.


The Darley-owned colt dominated his 10 rivals in the Group 3 UAE Guineas (1600m) last week, and will now target the Group 2 UAE Derby on the Dubai World Cup card on March 29.


The son of Street Cry surged to the lead rounding the corner, and sprinted away to win by 4 and ¼ lengths.


Sandown Guineas winner Paximadia also contested the race, racing on the speed before fading to finish 9th of 11.


Long John and Paximadia are now a part of Shiek Mohammed’s Godolphin stables, where Charlie Appleby is the head trainer.


As southern bred hemisphere bred 3-year-olds, the pair had to lump 59kgs, 5 more than their northern hemisphere counterparts, adding merit to the performance of Long John.