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Hunter’s Light retired, out of Dubai Turf, several other races pick-up runners

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.

One comment

  1. Really feel bad for Hunter’s Light he won’t get his shot at the G1 Dubai Turf after going 3 for 3 at this year’s carnival on turf and coming off that impressive romp in the G1 Jebel-Hatta on Super Saturday. That being said, if he can handle the step up in trip to 1800 meters, you can’t entirely rule out Godolphin still potentially being a factor in the race with Safety Check with his having gone unbeaten at the carnival also.

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