Tyler Gaffalione’s return to the saddle may have created a lift for isolation March 25 in the $1 million Godolphin Mile (G2) in Meydan.
The Florida Isolate hybrid excelled in the one-way land test, about a mile (1,600 meters) on Saturday to take an early lead, open a clear first leg advantage, and then draw late to win the game. won by 5 1/2 distances. Isolated finished the race in 1:35.71 on the fast track.
In the first Thoroughbred race on the 2023 Dubai World Cup card, Isolate was tracked throughout by last year’s Godolphin Mile winner, shower Leon but the latter fainted for a deep distance to finish after a pair of runners ran late with a slow start law of peace And Atlético El Culano .
Speaking to FanDuel TV after the race, winning coach Doug Watson credited Gaffalione with getting Isolate off to a good start, noting that he was a bigger horse and needed early encouragement before he strode. .
Bred by Purebred Woodford, Isolate originally raced in the United States to Purebred Reeves Racing owner and coach Tom Amoss before being sold to RRR Racing (Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi) after last season. In August, Gaffalione instructed Isolate to score first in the Tale of the Cat Stakes limited edition at Racecourse Saratogain what will prove to be a preview of Saturday’s race.
Isolation is getting ready for the Godolphin Mile with a runner-up pair in the stakes at Meydan this winter. Godolphin Mile is the first group win or graded bet for the son of Mark Valeski .