The Song Of John was bought privately from the US as 3yo. He shipped to Dubai in October to be trained at Zabeel Stables.
By a sire that won Grade 1 dirt races over 10f, it is surprising that he showed the speed he did to win over just 5.5f on debut, before leading a Grade 3 field at Churchill Downs just 2 weeks later. He was given a provisional rating of 93.
John made his UAE debut in the Al Bastakiya on Super Saturday over 9.5f. It was a race against time to get him fit, which told in the finish as he ended up ninth, but he showed really good speed to lead until approaching 2f out.
Unfortunately he hasn’t quite met our high expectations since then, though showed plenty of promise when fourth over 6f at Jebel Ali back in December, again proving that speed is his main asset.