Godolphin’s Jebel Hatta (G1) winner Hunter’s Light, the ante-post favorite for the $6 million Dubai Turf, was taken out of consideration for the race after suffering a tendon injury and subsequently retired. The story was first reported on Godolphin’s website HERE.
Salem bin Ghadayer’s former American-based galloper Long River has been invited for the Dubai World Cup. He was a listless ninth of nine in the Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1) in his only local start.
Meanwhile, two races picked up likely runners on Saturday. Saudi Arabia’s Montiridge, formerly with Richard Hannon, is now a projected runner for the Dubai Golden Shaheen. He has two wins from two starts on the dirt in Saudi, including his last by almost ten lengths.
Graham Motion’s Quadrivium, a traveling partner for Sheema Classic contender Main Sequence, is also due to get a run in the Godolphin Mile.