Audible has learnt to travel distances while Coal Front is still wetting his travelling shoes. However, the Todd Pletcher did him proud by winning the US$1.5 million Gr.2 Godolphin Milein a thrilling finish with Heavy Metal looking set to defend his title only to be caught in the dying strides by Coal Front.
The 5YO ridgling was drawn wide in 12 and not able to get to the front under Jose Ortiz, who had hoped to do so but forced to track Heavy Metal, Muntazah and Good Curry.
Multi-Group One winning Good Curry was the first to crack with Muntazah looming large alongside Heavy Metal at the top of the straight before weakening with 300m to run.
The winning verdict was three-parts of a length with Ortiz making his first UAE mount a winning one as well as supplying Pletcher his maiden local success with his 17th runner.
That left Heavy Metal clear with a seemingly insurmountable advantage, but Ortiz had a willing partner who finished off his race in style to put his head in front where it mattered.
“Very proud of his effort. A special win for our entire team” said the ecstatic trainer.
Co-owner Sol Kumin said “We were lucky enough to own a part of Mind your Biscuits a few years ago. I wasn't sure if he was winning. I was hoping and I was worried. I thought he would run out of gas, but he didn't."