Annaf To Skip Japan And Instead Likely For The Al Quoz Sprint

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In fine fettle following a victory at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh is Mick Appleby trainee Annaf (Ire) (Muhaarar {GB}), who is likely to take his chance at the G1 Al Quoz Sprint on the Dubai World Cup night.

Successful in the G2 1351 Turf Sprint, the Fosnic Racing silksbearer and G1 King's Stand S. third won a Doncaster handicap in September, prior to the G3 Bengough S. a month later. Second in the Listed Kachy S. at Lingfield, the 5-year-old entire's conqueror that day, Diligent Harry (GB) (Due Diligence), added another listed affair the same day as the 1351 Turf Sprint. Annaf was under consideration for the G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen on Mar. 24.

Appleby said, “He's all good, he's come out of the race fine. He did it really well, we were quite surprised at the price of him to be honest.

“He'll more than likely go out to Dubai on World Cup night, he was invited to Japan, but we've decided not to go there as the race might come too soon for him and there's a lot of travelling as well.

“He'll come home and then probably about a week before the race, he'll fly out to Dubai. Then I imagine then it'll be Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, all the big meetings.”

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