Blond Me came from the back of the field with a dramatic late run to win the Group 2 International Topkapi Trophy in Veliefendi this afternoon.
Six horses lined up for this major highlight on the Turkish racing calendar and at the gates it was Impulsive who lead from Kreacher, who soon moved to the head of affairs tracked by Silent Attack.
At halfway, Kreacher held a 1 ½ lengths lead from Silent Attack and Impulsive, with Blond Me fourth and then Dayim Benim and Diplomat.
Into the home straight and Kreacher still led, but Silent Attack looked poised to challenge and Mickael Barzalona duly obliged over a furlong out.
However, there was a dramatic finish with the Godolphin horse veering violently to his left and costing himself ground.
To the inside Dayim Benim was gifted the lead from Impulsive, as Silent Attack was straightened up and tried to regain the lead.
However, between horses, Blond Me and Oisin Murphy surged through to claim the spoils right on the line.
Silent Attack just got up for second, ahead of Dayim Benim, in a desperately close finish.
The Andrew Balding trained 4 year old filly Blond Me, had finished 3 lengths second to the unbeaten Persuasive, on her latest start at Sandown Park in August.