Maldonado times it right as Two Rivers Over runs down leaders late

Maldonado times it right as Two Rivers Over runs down leaders late



$1,000,000 Group 2 Godolphin Mile Sponsored by EMAAR
In a thrilling finish to the Godolphin Mile, it was the Doug O’Neill trainee Two Rivers Over that enjoyed the last laugh.
The American raider knuckled down to chase a resolute Walk Of Stars on the rail and defending champion Isolate in the closing stages to provide a second winner for O’Neill in the mile event and a maiden winner on World Cup night for his pilot Edwin Maldonado.
There were no surprises in the early part of the race as Tadhg O’Shea, aboard Bhupat Seemar-trained Walk Of Stars, pressed forward to grab the fence.
Highly touted Saudi Crown was, surprisingly, kept three wide despite a good beginning with Isolate finding the overall lead comfortably albeit away from the plastic. The winner was nursed into a handy early spot in the vanguard just off the pace. 
Rounding for home, a flat-footed Saudi Crown began to give way as the front two – eventual runner-up and third – began to put distance between themselves and the field. It was not until the last 100 metres that Two Rivers Over began diminishing the leaders’ advantage, eventually getting up to score by a cosy half length. 
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