Rain pours it on in Guineas14th February 2013
Soft Falling Rain took his unbeaten record to five with a clear-cut victory in the UAE 2000 Guineas at Meydan.
The Mike de Kock-trained runner justified his short price of 8-11 in this Group Three over a mile with a smooth success.
Paul Hanagan had the Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned colt sat just behind the Tom Dascombe-trained leader Deauville Prince in the early stages. He set sail for home at the top of the straight and gradually asserted to win by two and a quarter lengths from Snowboarder, with Zahee, also trained by De Kock, third.