Best Solution ends Saeed Bin Suroor’s nine-month winless drought
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Saeed bin Suroor has not, after all, forgotten how to train. It has been a quiet European season so far for the four-times British champion but he finally won a race of some consequence when Best Solution showed battling qualities to land the Princess Of Wales’s Stakes, despite a 103-day absence from the track.
It was the first Group race won in this country by Bin Suroor since the same horse won at Newbury nine months ago, a very long dry spell for a stable that was set up explicitly to compete at the highest level. The Dubaian has undoubtedly been short of material but he had the look of a man who felt his troubles were behind him as he basked here in the winner’s enclosure, warmed both by the sun and the admiration of his longstanding employer, Sheikh Mohammed, fortuitously present on what proved a big day for his team.Continue reading...
(@)Chris Cook at Newmarket
Published on 12 Jul 2018 at 05:36PM