Acklam Express Misses Al Quoz Cut

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Stakes winner Acklam Express (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who is trained by Nigel Tinkler for MPS Racing and M B Spence, did not make the final field for the G1 Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan on Mar. 26. He ran third in the 2021 edition, and was most recently seventh in the G3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint on Super Saturday, Mar. 5. Tinkler is keeping the 4-year-old gelding's options open, and did not indicate a firm plan for Acklam Express's next start.

“We're obviously disappointed, but on the other hand it's a very hot race and there's a lot more runners than expected,” said Tinkler. “It's a shame that we got invited to go there and then Godolphin run four in the race which is a bit of a cross purpose, that's the only thing.

“It is a hot race this year and it might be a blessing in disguise, so with what is going on the world at the minute, it is a very small thing.

“There are three or four races in May he could run in back home and as yet I don't know which one he'll go to.”

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