Postponed to Follow Familiar Path to Sheema Defence

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Postponed | Racing Post photo

Plans are in place to give Postponed (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) the same prep run ahead of his repeat bid for glory in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic on World Cup night.

Trainer Roger Varian will again aim the 5-year-old at the G2 Dubai City Of Gold before tackling the mile-and-a-half prize Mar. 25.

After registering victories in both the G1 Coronation Cup and G1 Juddmonte International on his return to Europe, Postponed had to settle for fifth as the favorite on his final start of the year in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October.

Varian said: “The plan is to run him in the City Of Gold three weeks ahead of the Sheema Classic. He is in good cantering work at the moment and his fast work will start towards the end of January.”

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