Move Up and William Buick Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse

Move Up won the Bosphorus Cup
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse

Move Up came with a well-timed run to win another valuable prize for Godolphin as he landed the Group 2 International Bosphorus Cup at Veliefendi, Turkey this afternoon.

Seven horses lined up for this valuable 12 furlong contest, including three from the UK.

There was a pretty level break from the gates and it was Fly By Me who went on from Steel Of Madrid and Move Up through the first furlong, while Elbereth pulled hard in behind.

As the seven took their first turn it was Fly By Me who led by a couple of lengths from Sean Levey and Steel Of Madrid, with Godolphin’s Move Up next and then Baybaskan.

Turning for home, Fly By Me was still in front and only Steel Of Madrid made inroads, but the long-time leader fought him off.

On the inside Blaze To Win challenged, but it was Mickael Barzalona and Move Up, racing down the outside, who came with a powerful surge in the final 100 yards, getting up to win comfortably from Fly By Me, with Elbereth claiming third place.

Move Up was giving trainer Saeed bin Suroor a second big victory at this meeting this weekend. The three year old did not make his seasonal return until July and was winning for the fourth time in seven career starts.