Navy March set for Dubai World Cup bid

Navy March may observe within the hoofprints of stablemate Benbatl by switching from turf to filth subsequent 12 months for a possible shot on the Dubai World Cup.

Having despatched out Benbatl to make a successful debut on filth in spherical two of the Al Maktoum Problem at Meydan in February, coach Saeed bin Suroor is contemplating happening an identical route with the son of New Strategy.

Unbeaten in two begins as a juvenile, Navy March completed a good fourth on his comeback within the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in June, earlier than assembly with a setback throughout his construct up in the direction of the Derby at Epsom.

Whereas Bin Suroor experiences final 12 months’s Autumn Stakes winner to be making good progress, plans for his return to motion stay fluid.

He mentioned: “Navy March is again in mild coaching. We aren’t going to hurry him and he will likely be out on the finish of September or early October, the place we’ll discover a race for him. The horse is doing properly bodily.

“We’ll look to provide him another run in England, then take him to Dubai – however he must have another run right here to verify he’s match when he goes on the market as he’s a giant horse.

“We’ll goal one of many Al Maktoum Problem races to begin with to see if he handles the filth. Everyone seems to be at all times looking for a horse for the Dubai World Cup and if he did properly on the filth he may very well be a horse for the race.”

With no assure that Navy March will show as efficient on filth as he has on turf, Bin Suroor has already fashioned a back-up plan.

He added: “We should see how he handles the filth, but when he does not we’d change him again to the turf.

“It’s too early to say what the longer term plans will likely be, but when the filth did not work out we may take a look at the Dubai Turf or Sheema Basic.

“After Dubai he will likely be again racing in England once more.”

Benbatl, in the meantime, will make his first begin in Europe this 12 months in both the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville or the Juddmonte Worldwide at York.

The six-year-old son of Dubawi was final sighted ending third within the inaugural operating of the Saudi Cup in Riyadh in February, having beforehand claimed back-to-back Group Two victories at Meydan.

Bin Suroor mentioned: “Benbatl labored properly on Tuesday and is in good kind. He’s entered within the Juddmonte Worldwide and the Jacques le Marois.

“We’ll take a look at which race to go for nearer to the time, because it does not matter if he goes a mile or mile and 1 / 4. He at all times runs properly contemporary, like we noticed when he gained the Group Two at Newmarket.

“We had been getting him prepared for the Dubai World Cup and he was flying, however he did not get the possibility to run (with the assembly cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic) so we determined to provide him a break as he had already had three runs.”

A late resolution will likely be made whether or not spectacular Newmarket debut winner Beautiful Magnificence contests the Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Dick Hern Stakes at Haydock on Saturday.

Bin Suroor mentioned: “Beautiful Magnificence is entered at Haydock, however there are some races at Deauville we’re taking a look at. We’ll see what the most suitable choice is for her.

“She is doing properly and labored properly two days in the past. She is a stable filly that at all times tries exhausting and reveals loads of class. Her subsequent race will give us extra clues about her future.”