Monday, March 27, 2006

Dubai heroes set for Ascot clash

Dubai Duty Free winner David Junior will be given a break by trainer Brian Meehan ahead of the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on 21 June.

And he could meet Dubai World Cup winner Electrocutionist in the 10-furlong race at the summer meeting.

The four-year-old David Junior landed the Group One contest at Nad Al Sheba by three-and-a-half lengths.

"Wherever he goes now, for the rest of his career, he is going to be the horse to beat," said trainer Brian Meehan.

"At the moment the plan would be to run at Royal Ascot. We will have to see how he comes out of the race but that would be his target."

Electrocutionist is set to tackle the top middle-distance events, including the Coronation Cup and King George, this summer before heading to America for the Breeders' Cup meeting.

Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said Royal Ascot, which is returning to Berkshire after a massive redevelopment at the course, would be considered.

But he warned that impressive UAE Derby winner Discreet Cat was not certain to run in the Kentucky Derby in May.

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