Saeed Bin Suroor’s Group 2 winner returns in Group 2 Zabeel Mile, sponsored by Emaar Beachfront
Godolphin’s Real World is just one of several star turns on the third evening of the Dubai World Cup Carnival on Friday, January 28th. The Emaar-sponsored card features Group 2 and four Listed races.
Saeed Bin Suroor’s five-year-old heads a strong field for the Group 2 Zabeel Mile (Presented by Emaar Beachfront) over 1600metres on turf. Beaten in four starts on dirt here last season, the son of Dark Angel was a revelation when returning to Europe, winning four races on the bounce, culminating in the Group 2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein at Paris Longchamp in October.
“He’s a different horse to the one we saw finishing placed three times last Carnival,” said Bin Suroor, who won the Zabeel Mile in 2008 with Third Set and 2012 with Do It All.
“He really strengthened up and matured over the summer, progressing from handicaps to Group company. He’s been off the track since October, but we always planned to start him here, before looking at the Neom Turf Cup or the Saudi Cup. The Group 1 Jebel Hatta [sponsored by Emirates Airline]on Super Saturday could also be an option.”
Real World, the mount of Frankie Dettori, is joined in the race by two other Godolphin trainees; Path Of Thunder and One Ruler, both trained by Charlie Appleby, who has won this race five times.